For the last 25 years I have been working with a friend on a Spanish course called Soleado, and whenever I travel to a Spanish-speaking country I am always on the lookout for vocabulary-building items, and one which always comes in handy is números (numbers).
This is my latest collections of numbers with a Spanish twist.
Maradona, the great Argentinean football star, was always número diez. Counting backwards from trece in the basement of the Monumento de Revolución in Mexico City. House numbers are handy to know if you want to give an address to the taxi driver —Está en el número dieciocho en la calle Juan Carlos.Taxista —¿Cuál es la dirección?
Tú —Está en el número A-veintiocho en la calle Guerrero.Velocidad maxima 40 (cuarenta) kph on a roadway in Costa Rica.Mexicans love to use decorative tiles for their house numbers such as ‘Casa setenta y ocho‘.Number ochenta on a glass door celebrating that Che Guevara was born there in Rosario, Argentina.Ochenta y cuatro.Doscientos seis.Doscientos diez was our room number at an all-inclusive, and we had to give it out all the time if we wanted to be fed.Doscientos treinta y cinco.Trescientos treinta. Número trescientos cincuenta y tres; the number repeated tres veces (3x) as it used to be 101!More of Frank’s Photo Challenge: Numbers.
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