|Inmarcesible: Que no se puede marchitar.|
I wrote an article for Spanglishbaby.com a while back where I talked about the beauty of the different Spanish accents in children. I just love that as soon as my students switch to Spanish, you can totally hear their very diverse accents (Argentinian, Puerto Rican, Colombian, etc). The truth is, I do not think I was as excited and proud of speaking Spanish as I am now (I was grateful to speak more than one language for sure, but not as passionate). I believe that teaching in Spanish has given me a better perspective about the richness of the language and what makes it so unique (and complicated at times).
Whenever I find an article or blog about changes or updates to the language, I immediately read it or save it for later…and off course share it with the world. This blog is centered around teaching in a dual language classroom, but if you follow me via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, I cover and write about topics that may not be unique to the classroom. However, inspired by an article I came across I have decided to start sharing (here and there) tidbits of information about the Spanish language and more importantly – WORDS. Words that may not be used as frequently, but rich in context for sure.
Today, I want to talk about the word INMARCESIBLE.
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But you may be wondering, how can this word be used. As I was researching, I found that inmarcesible is usually used when talking about beauty, a memory, love, culture or tradition. Some examples may be:
El amor que siento por la lectura es realmente inmarcesible.
La memoria de mi madre es inmarcesible – jamás me olvidaré de ella.
Aunque esté lejos de mi país, mi cultura es inmarcesible.
I will continue sharing great words here on my blog, but in the meantime: What is your favorite word in Spanish?
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