The old man and his words


June 02, 1999

Several Spanish words are woven into the text of "The Old Man & His Door." Here's a guide on how to pronounce them and what they mean.

In Spanish pronounced in English

comadre ko-MAH-dray neighbor

el viejo el vee-EH-hoh the old man

el puerco el PWEHR-koh the pig

pues pwehs well; well then

la puerta lah PWEHR-tah the door

por favor pohr fah-VOHR please

ay, dios i DEE-ohs oh, God

muchisimas moo-CHEE-see-mahs very much

gracias GRAH-see-ahs thanks

de nada day-nah-dah it was nothing (you're welcome)

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