3 Important Spanish Suffixes – Ote, Ón, Azo

These Spanish suffixes generally help modify a word to indicate that it’s LARGER, more POWERFUL or of a higher QUALITY. However they have other uses. Depending on the context, they’re sometimes used more playfully, to add color or affection, or to emphasize the importance of an idea or statement. The 3 Spanish suffixes are:   Ote / OtaExample: Grande > GRANDOTE …

La Mariposa Monarca | The Monarch Butterfly

¡Hoy vamos a hablar de la Mariposa Monarca y su santuario en México! (The Monarch Butterfly) La Mariposa Monarca ha encontrado su hogar en los bosques del centro de México, siendo un magnífico fenómeno natural, donde millones de mariposas anaranjadas recorren más de 8,000 kilómetros desde el sur de Canadá y norte de Estados Unidos, migrando entre los meses de …

The double meaning of Ahorita

About AhoritaAhorita is one of the most widely used words in Mexican Spanish. It’s versatile and can be tricky to understand if you’ve never heard it before, but if you learn how to use it correctly, it can really help your Spanish sound authentic! Ahorita has two common definitions:Ahortia can mean:Right now, right away or immediately.This is a very straight …

Understanding the popular Mexican slang phrase: A Toda Madre

Examining Two Mexican Slang Expressions A Todo Dar -versus- A Toda MadreThe first time I ran into the Spanish expression a toda madre was in a text conversation. I’m posting a screenshot of the short exchange I had with a work friend of mine from Mexico. He had asked me to do him a favor, and was texting to see …