Learn some simple, basic, very cool phrases in Nahuatl.
“Náhuatl – The Mexican language,
from the root ‘Nahua’ meaning
“a dance done with the hands
entwined, a concordance, to
move in cadence”. Also known
as the turquoise smoke…
harmonious speech, which is pleasing to the ear.”-casademexico.com
Tlazocamatli – thank you
Ikniuhtli – friend
Niltze – hi, hola
Amo – no
Kema – yes
Ken Motoka? – what is your name?
Nehuatl Notoka… – my name is…
Kenin Otimo Uika – how are you doing?
Kualli – good
Hue Kaulli – very good
For more tips on pronunciation, info on the Nahuatl alphabet, other phrases…etc, feel free to visit the source link.
Cool Vids from Mexico’s (spring/summer) Fashion week 2010
SILENCE by Octavio Paz
As if from the background of music
springs forth a note,
that while it vibrates it grows and thins out
till it becomes silent in other music,
It sprouts from the background of silence
another silence, sharp tower,sword
and it rises,and it grows, and suspends us
and while it grows memories fall, hopes, small lies and the big ones,
and we want to scream and in our throats the shout fades away:
We flow into silence where the silences fade away.
SILENCIO , Octavio Paz
Incluido en Obra poética (1935-1988). Octavio Paz. Seix Barral. Primera edición, diciembre 1990.
y en Libertad bajo palabra. Obra poética (1935-1957). Octavio Paz. letras mexicanas. Fondo de Cultura Económica. Primera reimpresión en España, 1990.
Sad news for soccer fans this morning especially for those who are followers of team America(of the Mexican Soccer League). It was reported early this morning that around 5:oo am America’s striker Salvador “Chava” Cabañas had been shot in the head while out at a bar with his wife. He was apparently attacked while visiting the restroom. When brought in to the hospital Mr. Cabañas was still conscious, and was able to answer questions administered to him. He underwent surgery this morning and is said to be in critical condition. He was suffering of heart complications. As soon as the news broke out, many of his teammates & franchise officials quickly made it to the hospital to offer their support to Chava & his family. Surgeons and specialists have announced that whatever measures or specific procures take place will have to be taken under careful and punctilious consideration, due to the precarious lodging of the bullet.
“Cabanas is one of Paraguay’s most highly-rated players and was part of their FIFA World Cup™ squad in Germany. The striker, who has scored over 100 times in the Mexican top-flight, has netted 18 goals in 24 matches this season.”- www.fifa.com
This indeed is a heinous act perpetrated on a young man who is a bright talent. Soccer fans everywhere offer our condolences to his family on the occurrence of this horrible,odious ordeal and wish for a full & speedy recovery. May those at fault be brought to justice.
When it comes to Mexican food and it’s flavors, specifically heat, it seems like I’m always hearing salsa this and salsa that. Now, there’s nothing wrong with Salsa, it’s just that thanks to far too many stereotypes, & the lack of proper knowledge, the culinary art of salsa making has been devalued, reduce to a very mild, & oversimplified one cheap trick pony. In reality, when it comes to heat & spicy flavors in the Mexican kitchen, the realm of possibilities is so vast. Your options are so diverse, and varied that you can be at no loss when looking to turn up the taste in your dishes. With the right ingredients you can arm yourself with the ability to produce: unique, extraordinary, and super flavorful surprises. What sort of ingredients? Well, Take for example today’s spotlight food: “Chiles en Vinagre” = Chilies in Vinegar, pronounced (Chee -lehs- ehn -Bee-nah- greh). Chiles en vinagre are pickled peppers. Some use Serranos in their recipe, others use Jalapeños. The basic Chiles en Vinagre recipe actually calls for the pickling of green chilies,carrots,and onions. There are those that will add other things such as cauliflower for example, but I’m more familiar & used to the basic recipe.
So salsa gets all too often automatically associated with Mexican food, to the point that it leads to a constrained singularization. Though this is one of the first things to be mentioned when talking of Mexican cuisine,the fact is that to some, Chiles en Vinagre are far more important. In some cases truly indispensable. There are people who claim they can not eat a proper meal without their chiles. To some this condiment is as important as salt & pepper. Week after week this is something on my grocery list. In my house, on our dinner table there’s always been a bowl of “chiles en vinagre” present.
The spicy treat is a great addition to all kinds of food. You can sprinkle the pickled juice on almost anything, you can munch on a crunchy carrot, or bite on a spicy, juicy pepper while you enjoy your meal. You can have “Chiles en Viangre” with : beans, eggs, on a torta(sandwhich),with tacos, along with stews, heck even with burgers or pizza… seriously the list goes on & on. With these chilies you can add spice to an already flavorful dish or you can spruce up a simple & humble meal. The latter is the key that is at the heart of true Mexican home cooking.
Find Chiles en vinagre in your local supermarket in the international foods isle, hispanic products isle, visit your local Hispanic Super Market, or
find them online at :
With warmth and brotherhood, with the spirit of cooperation, Hispanic Celebs will join forces to help Haiti during a special on the Univision network “United for Haiti”. As soon as the show was announced celebrities hurried to join efforts immediately. The show’s goal is to raise funds and obtain help in other forms as well for those in need. The show will take place this Saturday starting at 7 PM/6 central .
Among the Celebrities who will be present:
Natalia( La Quinta Estacion band)