This site is best viewed at a resolution of 800x600 and in Spanish. Don’t speak Spanish? Well, what follows is my attempt at an explanation. Basically, the idea is this: in many parts of the Spanish speaking world the language used contains local expressions and slang. Something that is normal in the outlying areas of Cartagena, Colombia might be completely unintelligible to someone from the Polanco area of Mexico City.

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Ari in San Diego
Ari is looking a little chiich nak in this photo, so the shirt is perfect. Chiich nak is a Mayan term for when you are feeling a little down and out. Melancholy. Sad. Not that Ari looks totally bummed, just a little. San Diego, CA, USA - August, 2007  

Another reference text
El Espa?ol Que Se Habla en Yucatan - The Spanish Spoken in the Yucatan - is another reference we use. First published in 1945, this excellent book, by Victor Suarez Molina, was reprinted several times and is available in it's present form (1996 reprint) in the University (UADY) bookstore, located in M?rida's historic center.  





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