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Thursday, June 7, 2007

En mi cocina: Words most common in the kitchen

The following eighteen words relate to the day-to-day usage in the context of your kitchen (tu cocina). Just read through them one word at a time. Read the Spanish word first and then the meaning. Then read and understand the visualization given next to it. Notice the syllables/words/phrases that appear in bold. Try to relate the visual image to the word and its meaning. Now, close your eyes and just imagine the visual imagination you just read and repeat it to yourself for 10-15 seconds. Now, open your eyes. Before you realize it, you have already learnt the word forever! Try it here:

la cocina kitchen (feel like a rich man smoking a Cohiba cigar in a Las Vegas casino)

el fregadero sink (don’t freak at the aeroplane sinking in the ocean; it has crashed)

la estufa stove (a stove that burns too fast!)

la nevera refrigerator (what a useless refrigerator; it never cools enough!)

el horno oven (she’s hot like an oven! I bet she can turn you horny just by looking into your eyes!)

el horno microondas microwave (I’ve got a microwave on the shelf. It’s just an horno that runs on electricity)

el gabinete cabinet (a cabinet full of everything from gold to emerald)

el escurridor dish drainer (a dish drainer lying in the corridor)

la vaporera steamer (vapor coming out of a steamer)

el abrelatas can opener (trying to open a can with an umbrella? That’s a crazy task!)

el destapador bottle opener (my neighbor was desperately tapping at my door; she needed a bottle-opener)

el colador colander (don’t they sound similar?)

la olla saucepan (you must put some oil in the saucepan if you want to fry something)

la tapa lid (the lid is always screwed open at the top of the can)

el brillo, el estropajo scouring pad (a new scouring pad is nothing less than a trophy to a tired host with a sink-full of dirty dishes left by the guests. With that, she can scrub her dishes to a brilliant shine!)

la licuadora blender (what do you blend in a blender? some liquid, right?)

el caldero pot (imagine an open, volcanic caldera as a huge pot full of red-hot lava)

la cacerola casserole dish (Again, sounding similar, ain’t they?)

la sartén frying-pan (I’m going to have a delicious dinner tonight: Deep-fried sardines, yummy!)

Now, come back after a few hours and see how many words you still remember. Chances are, all of them! All you need to always do is to relate the word to its visual picture and that's it! Happy learning...

Did visualization help you improve your kitchen vocabulary? If yes, then you might want to try this for some bathroom-related words! Happy learning!!

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After the translation of each character, example words containing the character are often listed – these words are separated by semi commas.