S is for Seven. A favourite number. My birthday also.
This is my lazy-arse Saturday entry for the letter S. Nothing clever, nothing witty, nothing smart. Just me, the dictionary and seven words that just happen to begin with S. Oh, and they are Spanish words. Makes sense on this blog right?
1. Sábado: Saturday of course. Today is Saturday, but that is not why I mention it. I mention it because in this house Sábado es el Domingo nuevo. Yes, that’s right, Saturday is the new Sunday. Mr B, quite off his own bat, offered to do Breakfast Club on Saturday and Sunday this weekend (having missed the last two Sundays for reasons beyond our control)… and EVERY weekend! I didn’t turn him down!
2. Serio as in en serio? Seriously? Saturday AND Sunday? EVERY weekend? Reeeeeally?
3. Siquiera and ni siquiera: even and not even. I just can’t seem to remember these for some reason… surely I will now I’ve blogged them? EVEN with my disposable cup of a mind… Siquiera, ni siquiera. Siquiera, ni siquiera. Siquiera, ni siquiera. Repeat as required.
4. Sinvergüenza: Shameless. Gorgeous word that kind of rolls off the tongue and what we will be watching tonight on ‘catch-up’. After getting the monkey to bed (Mr B is upstairs with her now reading something by Beatrix Potter I suspect) and cooking dinner. Oh, I am so tired… what’s in the fridge?
5. Sospechar: To suspect. If I sit down for a minute before making a start on dinner, will I ever get up again? Sospecho que no. I suspect not. Will I be asleep before my head hits the pillow tonight? ¡Claro que sí! You betcha!
6. ¡Suena! Standard issue for any mother of a two year old, or nursery teacher for that matter, in Spain. It’s what you say to a child when the nose needs blowing. Blow! From the verb sonar to sound. Sonarse to blow ones nose. Not to be confused with…
7. Soñar: To dream. Sueña con los angelitos mi pequeña sweet dreams little one.
And sweet dreams to you all. I will try not to dream about the letter T. And you won’t hear a word from me about it until Monday, because on Sundays the #AtoZChallengers rest.
If you know any other ‘must have’ Spanish vocabulary beginning with the auspicious letter S (a letter which appears no less than 5 times in my name), please feel free to add them below. Corrections also gratefully received.