Saturday, 3 May 2014

El Día a Mamá.

Spotted this in a shop window...

Great picture, but can you work out what it's all about? Here are some clues...

1. What does 'Día a Mamá' mean?
2. Do you know what 'regalos' are?
3. Why is the little girl carrying a present?
4. Why is she wearing adult high-heels?

Here are the answers.  
1. 'Día a Mamá' (or 'Día de la Madre') is Mothers' Day in Spanish. It's celebrated on the first Sunday in May which this year is tomorrow, the 4th.
2. 'Regalos' are presents.
3. See 1 & 2.
4. See 1 & 2.

The final word in the headline alégrale comes from the verb alegrar which means to cheer up. So the full meaning will be:

Cheer up Mothers' Day with cool presents.

So, is 'cool' a Spanish word? Well, no. The Spanish word for cool is guay, but this shop seems to like the English word, which is well understood in Spain.

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