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Old July 02, 2009, 01:48 PM
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This is a discussion thread for the Daily Spanish Word for July 2, 2009

mancha (feminine noun (la)) stain, spot, blemish. Look up mancha in the dictionary

Esta mancha en tu camisa no se va a poder quitar.
This stain on your shirt is not going to come out.
"El Canal de la Mancha" is the English Channel, which the French call La Manche.
This is also the Frech word for Sleeve.
I always thought that the Channel was so called because it resembles a sleeve or una manga.

I think the Spanish should change the name to El Canal de la Manga, because this beautiful stretch of water is
definitely not "a blot on the landscape", or seascape for that matter!!!