I always enjoy some homestyle comfort food when I travel. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals and you can get it done your way just about anywhere. You already know how to say waffles in Spanish, but what about French toast? It depends on the region but here’s a quick breakdown:
Mexico: pan francés … but … Northern Mexico: torreja
Every place has their unique style built from the basic breakfast foundation
Mexico and South America are the top destinations for American travelers because they’re so close. So if you’re in a Spanish speaking country and you’re in the mood for some good waffles (by the way, let me know if you find a Waffle House, that would be sweet!) it’s easy to order some up.
The amazing great tasting Waffle House!
To say it in Spanish you’ll say waffles, but pronounce it differently and it should sound like “wah-flehs“ or “wah-flays“ depending on how you read my writing. Now that’s the easiest way and almost everybody should understand you.
Beautiful waffles with some wonderful icre cream!
If you want to get all technical you can use the actual Spanish word for waffles which is gofre and sounds like “go-freh“ or “go-fray“. To take it a step further and order some Belgium waffles you can say waffles de Bélgica or gofres de Bélgica. Saying French toast in Spanish is another story…
There are thousands of words to express our way of greeting – using different languages! Learning different kinds of greeting in other languages is a must especially if you love traveling. But what are the basic ways to say hello in different Languages?
Let me show you how! Here’s “hello” in 12 languages:
1. On top on my lists is in English- we say it “hello”.
2. Spanish – “Hola”. We pronounced it as Oh- la.
3. Chinese – “Ni- Hao”. We pronounced it as Ni- Hao.
4. French – “Bonjour”. We pronounced N as a nasal vowel, which is produced with a lowering of the velum so that when we say it the air escapes through the nose and mouth.
5. German – “Guten Tag”. We pronounced it as Gootan Tahg.
6. Korean – “Ahn Nyeong Ha Se Yo”. We pronounced it as ahn-yan-ha-say-yo.
7. Russian – “Zdravstvuyte”. We say it Zdra-stvooy-tye.
8. Japanese – “Konichiwa” is used for hello. “Ohayoou Gozaimasu”. We pronounced it as O-ha-yo go-zai-mass, that means “Good Morning.”
9. Italian – “Buon Giorno”. We say it as Bwohn geeornoh.
10. Hebrew – “Shalom”. It’s Shalom ( same meaning as hello, goodbye and peace)
11. Greek – “Yia Sas”. It is pronounced as Yah- sas.
12. Tagalog – “Kumusta”. We say it Ku-mus-ta. (Same meaning as hello how are you?)
Even though we have many languages with many ways to express our greetings, it’s still how sincere we say it and show it to who we are talking. Now, you can face different kinds of people (or at least 11-12) and show your respect in greeting them using their languages.