Spanish Final: 13

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Spanish Final: 13
2013-05-08 15:01:03
Spanish Final

Cultural Notes and Such
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  1. Los Apellidos
    In most Spanish speaking countries people have two names: the first name of the father and mother's last name. Traditionally, the father's name is the first and last name of the mother is the second. Watch this name: Marina Guzman Nunez. According to the traditional method of naming a son, Guzman would be the name of the father of Marina, and Nunez would be the name of his mother.
  2. Las Corralas
    The corralas housing are a type of traditional Madrid feature. These models originate in the sixteenth century by the need to accommodate many Spanish emigrants to the capital cities. But its great expansion occurs in the nineteenth century, becoming the almaa of Madrid. The corralas are scenes of famous works of theater, music and film, and its inhabitants inspiraronb great literature.The corrala plantasc and usually has four on each floor dwellings are distributed all ad leaning out a central courtyard or broker. These small houses, less than 30 square meters, have two bedrooms, a kitchen and dining area, and most neighbors corralas still share communal bathrooms. The apartments have no windows to the outside and is in the courtyard where the life of the community social.
  3. El lechon en Puerto Rico
    The roast pork is the traditional dish in Puerto Rico during the Christmas holidays. Some historians say that the way to roast the pig in Puerto Rico comes from the old Pirates of the Caribbean and there in other parts of the world. First, seasoned the pork with salt, pepper and oregano and let it stand for seven or eight hours. The next day, prepare two sticks of wood and shaped end, and put a rod on top. Finally, in this rod very slowly roasted pork over the fire. Puerto Rican families prepare the pig in the yard and a cause for celebration and gathering of family and friends.
  4. La guayabera
    The guayabera is a traditional garment of the Caribbean. It is a type of shirt that is worn over trousers, has multiple pockets and lightweight fabric. According to history and oral tradition, the origins of the guayabera date back to the eighteenth century, when the arrival of the Spanish to the Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus. The Caribbean climate and the need to wear a long shirt, large pockets to carry various objects, inspired the new inhabitants of Cuba to create the guayabera. Originally tailored cotton because it fitted well to the high temperatures of the island. This garment, traditionally male, is famous since then throughout the Caribbean and in the warm parts of Latin America.
  5. De compras en la Republica Dominicana
    When visiting the Dominican Republic, you should go shopping. In the shops, markets and even in the streets offer typical and beautiful crafts. For example, selling paintings of bright colors and carnival masks. You can buy jewelry Dominican coffee or amber or larimar. * Also, in many places they are the famous faceless dolls. These dolls are made of clay. Across the country the faceless doll as a symbol of Dominican identity because it represents a mixture of cultures and traditions.