Surprisingly Familiar Spanish Part XNUMX

XNUMX years living in Mexico,

“Showing the simple face of Mexico to the world!”

with the motto

I'm Kou Iwasaki, a professional Mexican travel guide and driver.

I am writing from Mexico today.


Spanish you speak without knowing it.


This is the second time.


Last time it was a car and soccer team name.

This time it's something else.





Restaurant Gusto.

I write Gusto.

Gust is the English pronunciation of

Gusto to be exact.

It means "like".

In Japanese on SNS, "Like!"

"Me gusta" in the Spanish version

Has become.


"Nice to meet you!"

"Much gusto!"

(Mucho Gusto),

When someone asks you to do something and you say, "It's okay,"

"Con gusto!"

"Con mucho gusto!"

Is called.



This was called by my local biker gang, (bitter smile)

Did you know what it means?

Casa is home,

Blanca is white.

つ ま り

"White House"

is. (smile)

For special attack clothes of strong-looking older brothers

"white house"

It is written. (smile)


El Niño phenomenon.

It is a phenomenon in which the water temperature near the equator in Taihei rises once every few years.

It is written as El Niño.

This is The Boy in English.

If there is a boy, there must be a girl too! ?


yes it

La Niña

It's called.

It is written as La Niña.

It's The Girl.

What is the La Niña phenomenon?

Conversely, the water temperature drops.

Originally, the fishermen of northern Peru,

The phenomenon of seasonally rising water temperatures off the coast of Peru,

It was called El Niño.

El Niño is

It can also mean Christ.


How about.

There are surprisingly many Spanish words used in Japan.

I think there are some things that are easier to pronounce than English.


If you could let me

Of course, I would be happy to interpret for you.

On the other hand,

Even if only slightly,

Just a few words are enough,

If you challenge Spanish,

I think it will make your trip more enjoyable.


contact with localsIt is,

nothing can replace it,

I think that it is a valuable experience that can only be achieved through travel.


And if you leave it to me,

A short Spanish lesson before your trip is also possible.

Of course there is no additional charge. (smile)


Please give it a try!