Dumb question #3: What, exactly, does "Boca Chica" mean?
Being ignorant of Spanish, I'm using altavista's Babel Fish online translator.
If I put in "Boca", it returns "Mouth"; "Chica" yields "Girl".
If I type in "Boca Chica", though, it comes up with "Small Mouth".
Can anyone clarify?
Originally Posted by Victor Laszlo
Boca defenately means mouth, but Chica can have 2 meanings.
Chica as in girl or Chica as in small............i would go with small mouth, it has more meaning.
Ok, we can make this thread a very funny one.
I live in San Cristobal, and I thought we had the funniest names for our towns. So lets see what has better ones:
Pueblo Nuevo - New Town (my town!)
Madre Vieja - Old Lady
Lava Pies - Feet Cleaner
Zona Verde - Green Zone
Samangola - there is NO translation for that one.
Sabana Perdida = Lost Sheets
I think there's one called "El ollo de chulin" = don't know what it translates to, but it made me laugh when I heard it.
Bella Vista= Nice view/Beautiful view
Mirador= viewpoint (con vistas) , "the" watcher (it's hard to translate).
My mind has gone blank now...
I think you may mean "hoyo".
Originally Posted by dominicangirl
Hoyo de Chulin
capot= bonnet/ hood
I am adding "towns and cities" as they come to mind
this one is interesting because "palmas" could have various meanings:
1. palma (de mano)= "palm of your hand"
2. palma (palmera)= "palma tree"
3. palmas (aplausos)= "clapping", "applause".
It's your pick on the translation. I choose #2 since the DR is a tropical country.
"the Palm Trees"