Llamas, una palabra nueva

ricardo-rich July 13, 2016, 3:37 am
Hola a todos,

While reading a book today, with a dictionary and the Big Red Book  at hand, the word llamas  was used .  The second person familiar conjugation of llamar made no sense within the context of the story and I found that the noun llamas means flames. Perhaps others know this already. Everyday something new for me.



Llamas, una palabra nueva
Steven-W15 July 13, 2016, 6:19 am
Nice to see you again in the forum, Ricardo.

I happened to pick this word up watching Juego de tronos : there's no lack of flames in that series...
Llamas, una palabra nueva
Dan-H24 July 13, 2016, 10:23 am
Me llamas Juan...ese es el nombre de mi hermano.

El viejo edificio es engullido por las llamas.

Los Peruanos usan las llamas como animales de carga.

Three completely different meanings for the same word...one could get very frustrated by this if our own language was not also littered with homonyms.
Llamas, una palabra nueva
ricardo-rich July 14, 2016, 3:51 am
Hola Steven y Dan,

 Llamas, flames, a verb conjugation and the animals my wife and I fed in a petting zoo in Luray Virginia. I get a kick out of the different meanings.  A few favorites from my early studies: muñeca , wrist or doll, fresa, strawberry or a dentist's drill.  And way back while watching TV, there was something about a celebrity. " Él debe mucha "lana" and I thought huh?  He owes a lot of wool?  "Lana" slang for money in Mexico and elsewhere.



Llamas, una palabra nueva
Dan-H24 July 14, 2016, 10:22 am
My personal favorite: last winter my camera backpack went through the bag scanner at Jose Marti airport. 5 minutes later they called me back to the scanner to run my bag through again. The security agent kept asking me if I had "una llave" in my bag, and I kept saying no, sure that I had no keys with me. Finally our fixer went behind the counter and looked at the scan himself (try doing that at a US airport!), and then told me I had a wrench in my bag...which I did.

Luray Virginia is about 140 miles up US81 from where I live in Roanoke.
Llamas, una palabra nueva

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