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  • Blue Bay Club - Edgar & Lalo (2004)
    Blue Bay Club - Edgar & Lalo (2004)
    by Kaspian
  • Learn the lingo
    by alohabrendon
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    Sarah poses next to a Bimbo (truck)
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    Its a Bread!!

    by ATXtraveler Written Dec 19, 2004

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    Its always interesting to see the differences in words that are normal in one language, but have a very different connotation in other languages.

    Here, Sarah is enjoying a leisure stroll in Cancun, and we run into a Bimbo on the road! Luckily, this is just bimbo bread!!!

    Sarah poses next to a Bimbo (truck)

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    Learn Your Spanish Name for Fun

    by Kaspian Updated Dec 1, 2004

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    Many first names have a Spanish equivalent. For fun, find out if you have a Spanish name before you go so that you can use it to introduce yourself. Hotel workers, guides, and locals will be able to remember your name much better if it's something familiar that they can easily pronounce.
    The first few days I was in Mexico I noticed that locals had a hard time saying my name, "Edward" or even "Ed." On the third day I began introducing myself as "Eduardo," and they picked up on it immediately, remembered it, and would yell "Hola, Eduardo!" from far away. It makes you feel much more welcome. A security guard even began calling me "Lalo," which I found out was the short form of the name. Cool!
    (My brother "Jon" called himself "Juan". It's not even incorrect, it's just the same name translated.)

    Blue Bay Club - Edgar & Lalo (2004)

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    by yankeegirl Written Sep 14, 2004

    Knowledge of the Spanish language is not needed, but knowing even a little, and at least trying - makes things go your way a lot more often.
    Don't be afraid to haggle when renting a car, booking an activity, or shopping at the outdoor markets.

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    by jilldj Updated Aug 27, 2004

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    heres a few common words/phrases i believe you should learn:

    hola (pronounced o-la!) - hello
    gracias - thank you
    muchos gracias - many thanks
    caliente - hot
    aqui - here (can be used on bus rides)
    muy bien - very well
    cuanto - how much?
    la cuenta - check please
    poquito - little bit
    buenas dias - good morning
    buenas noches - good evening
    buenas tardes - good afternoon
    amigo - friend
    adios - goodbye

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    Spanish is Mexico's mother...

    by alohabrendon Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Spanish is Mexico's mother tongue, but English is widely spoken. In the local markets, barganing is expected. It also seems to help if you habla espanol!
    For the most part the prople are very gracious and outgoing.

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