Spanish word of the day: 'Cantamañanas'

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The Local - [email protected] • 12 Jul, 2019 Updated Fri 12 Jul 2019 09:08 CEST
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Today's word comes from the Spanish Golden Age, when Spanish literature flourished.


The composed word: canta (to sing) and mañanas (mornings) is colloquial and describes an informal, irresponsible person who does not deserve credit. It means in other words to be a loudmouth. A 'cantamañanas' person can also be a fantasist. Let's see some examples:


  • – ¡Os voy a invitar a todos a cenar!

Dijiste hace un mes lo mismo y aún lo estamos esperando. ¡Eres un cantamañanas!

I'm going to invite everyone to dinner!

You said the same thing a month ago and we're still waiting. You are such a loudmouth!


  • Le hace falsas promesas a todos, no te fíes de ese cantamañas.

He makes false promises to everyone, do not trust that loudmouth.


  • Ella siempre fantasea con el amor y las relaciones y sus amigas le llaman cantamañanas.

She always daydreams about love and relationships and her friends call her a fantasist.




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Check out our other word of the day posts

This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.

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The Local 2019/07/12 09:08

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