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JAVIER: Hey, do you mind if we go in this store for a moment? ELENA: No, let’s go. JAVIER: Look, here they have jerseys of all soccer teams. ELENA: Ah! And what’s your team? JAVIER: Well, my team is Real Madrid, but I have come to look for a jersey of the Spanish National team for the Romance Languages Cup. ELENA: And what’s that? JAVIER: The Romance Languages Cup is a tournament that we organize in the department with the students of the different languages. You play soccer, don’t you? ELENA: Well, I’m not good playing soccer, but I can run on the field. JAVIER: Ok. Look, it’s here! It’s not the official jersey, but it is a little cheaper. ELENA: Nice. I’m going to need one of Argentina, but I’ll buy it another day. JAVIER: Perfect. ELENA: Hey! They have humitas! JAVIER: Wow! But what are the humitas? ELENA: They are like tamales. Do you know them? JAVIER: I think so. ELENA: Don’t worry. We’ll take them and I’ll make some for you. JAVIER: Perfect. ELENA: How many Hispanic things there are here! JAVIER: Yes, of course. The owner is Ecuadoran. ELENA: I see. Really, you can speak Spanish anywhere in Middletown. JAVIER: Yes. On Main Street there are several Mexican restaurants, there is a Puerto Rican one, there is a Peruvian one, besides there are Chinese ones, a Vietnamese one…Really, many. ELENA: Wow. The cultural diversity in this country is amazing. Shall we go to pay? JAVIER: Let’s pay. CLERK: Good afternoon. ELENA: Good afternoon. CLERK: Are you taking the humitas? ELENA: Yes, please. CLERK: Are you paying together or separately? JAVIER: We are paying separately. CLERK: Ok. The humitas are 3,99, and the jersey 35. JAVIER: What a nice store. CLERK: Thank you. There is a little bit of everything. ELENA: Thank you. CLERK: You are welcome. JAVIER: Excuse me. Can I pay with a card? CLERK: No, cash only. JAVIER: Well, I have to see. Look, I have just the right amount. CLERK: There you go. JAVIER: There you go. JAVIER: Very kind. Thank you. At your service. Come back. May it all go very well for you. See you.


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Other ways to say de nada

Although de nada is widely recognized in Spanish as you’re welcome, there are other expressions frequently used, largely depending on the country.

  • a la orden:  Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, etc. (literally, it means at your command)
  • por nada: Mexico
  • no hay de qué: Spain (lit., no need to)

Las humitas

You probably already know about tamales (singular = tamal), steamed corn cakes with other ingredients, wrapped in corn husk or banana leaves. Humitas are similar to tamales, typical of most South American countries, from Ecuador to Chile.  

796px-Humitas_por_Claudio.NúñezEl proceso de hacer humitas.

De Claudio Núñez from Santiago, Chile – [1], CC BY-SA 2.0,


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El fútbol en los Estados Unidos

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