As part of my ongoing efforts to learn Spanish, I'm highlighting a Spanish word each day during April as part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I'm also sharing the random thoughts that pop into my head when I try to pronounce them.
Today's Spanish word is >>xunde<< (reed or palm basket). And now for some random thoughts:
1 - When I think about baskets, the Easter Bunny comes to mind. I always appreciated the chocolate he left me, although it did feel slightly weird to bite off a chocolate rabbit's head. Kind of like biting the hand that feeds you.
2 - There weren't a lot of Spanish words that start with "X" to choose from in my Spanish-English dictionary. Some of them seem to be derived from Greek (like xenofobia), or are loan words (like xerografia). From what I can tell, >>xunde<< is used in Mexican Spanish. Maybe it's derived from a native language, like Nahuatl.
3 - We use baskets for storage in our aft cabin. There's not a lot of space on a 34' sailboat, so sometimes you have to be creative when stowing stuff. You can read more about our other storage solutions on our sailboat here.
Do you have any creative storage solutions? What's your favorite word that starts with "X"?
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