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Christmas and New Year

NavidadNFP - Christmas


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 ¡Feliz Navidad!  Merry Christmas! 
 Navidad/DíaNM de Navidad  Christmas Day 
 navideño(a)ADJ  Christmas related 
 serieNF (de lucesNFP Christmas lights / string lights / string of lights 
 nacimientoNM/Belén[nm]  Nativity 
 árbolNM (de Navidad)/árbol de pascuaNF  Christmas tree 
 muñecoNM de nieveNF  snowman 
 esferaNF  (spherical) ornament 
 coronaNF  wreath 
 henoNM  hay 
 regaloNM  present 
 moñoNM  bow 
 botaNF  stocking 
 duendeNM  elf (Santa's little helpers) 
 Santa Clos / Papá Noel  Santa Claus 
 trineoNM  sledge / sled / sleigh 
 renoNM  reindeer 
 Rodolfo (el reno de la narizNF roja)  Rudolf (the red-nosed reindeer) 
 nochebuenaNF  poinsettia 
 NocheNF BuenaNF  Christmas Eve 
 piñataNF  piñata 
 muérdagoNM  mistletoe 
 brindisNM  toast 
 chimeneaNF  chimney 
 campanaNF  bell 
 cascabel NM  (jingle) bell /sleigh bell 
 velaNF  candle 
 bastónNM de carameloNM  candy cane 
 copoNM de nieveNF  snowflake 
 tarjetaNF de Navidad  Christmas card 
 juguetesNMP  toys 
 reyesNMP magosNMP (Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar)  the (three) Wise Men (of/from the East) / the (Three) Kings (from the Orient) / the Magi (Caspar/Gaspar/Jaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar) 
 oroNM  gold 
 inciensoNM  frankincense 
 mirraNF  myrrh 
 escarchaNF (Mexico)  frost / tinsel / garland 
 espumillónNM (Spain)  garland 
 AñoNM NuevoNM  New Year 
 ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!  Happy New Year! 
 Año Viejo  Old Year 
 NocheNM Vieja  New Year's Eve 
 fuegosNMP artificiales  fireworks 
 propósitosNMP de año nuevo  New Year's resolutions 
 envolturaNF de regaloNM/papel[g]nm de regalo  gift wrap / wrapping paper 
 felicitaciónNF  greeting 
 villancicoNM  Christmas carol 
 panNM de frutasNFP/pan de pascua  fruitcake 
 galletaNF de jengibreNM  gingerbread 
 aguinaldoNM  Christmas bonus 


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¿Y el turrón? Do you know what "turrón" is? I don't think there is a word for turrón or for polvorones.
Turrones se vende aquí y torrone(turron italiano) tambien.
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It's like pipe tobacco
In what way? That it is supposed to grow on you? Because I actually enjoy the scent of pipe tobacco, although I've never actually tried to smoke a pipe.

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@pjt33: Hmmm. I'm not a linguist, but for what's it's worth, here are my

The noun 'jingle bell' is a particular type of bell. It is also known as a 'sleigh bell', which happens to be a noun composed of two words, too. It's possible that the 'sleigh' in 'sleigh bell' could be an adjective, a verb, or a noun. No dictionary I checked gave an etymology. It would be my guess that the 'jingle' in 'jingle bell' could also be an adjective, a verb, or a noun. The Random House dictionary says the word was coined around 1885.

Jingle bells can be bought in any city of America. You can buy a single bell, or you can buy them in a group. Many people hang them on walls, doors, doorknobs, or on a horse's harness.
Bands and orchestras buy a group of jingle bells mounted on a wood block with a handle. The percussionist holds the handle with one hand, the jingle bells hanging downward, and bounces the block into the palm of his/her other hand to make the bells ring.

My take on the song "Jingle Bells" is not the same as yours. I hear "Jingle bells (noun), Jingle bells (noun), Jingle (present tense 3rd-person plural verb) all the way." "Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!"
Thanks for this breakdown, Rusty ... makes sense.

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Jingle is clearly onomatopoeic, and I would bet with pjt that jingle is an imperative in that annoying song. Having said that, Jingle bells (noun) is just as likely. In this particular case, I'm afraid I don't care much.

Edit: Wiki says

Music historian James Fuld notes that the "the word jingle in the title and opening phrase is apparently an imperative verb."[3] However, it is commonly taken to mean a certain kind of bell.

So there we are. It is possible that at the time of writing the song, Pierpont meant the verb. On the basis of the expression in the song, the noun 'jingle bell' was invented, or just misunderstood. This is my theory, which is either brilliant, or total crap.
Yeah, the more I thought about it, the more I thought it might be imperative in intent. But we have morphed it into a noun phrase.

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Día de Navidad o, simplemente, Navidad.

¿No conoces el villancico?

"Esta noche es Nochebuena
y mañana Navidad,
saca la bota María
que me voy a emborrachar.

Ande, ande, ande
la Marimorena,
ande, ande, ande
que es la Nochebuena"

Can you find a YouTube video of that carol? In fact, can anyone post links to (or embed) some YouTube videos of Spanish carols? That would be SO cool!!

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¿Y el turrón? Do you know what "turrón" is? I don't think there is a word for turrón or for polvorones.
No - can you describe these things? OOPS - spoke to soon. I just found "polvorón" in RAE. Here: http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltCons...&LEMA=polvoron - sounds yummy!
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La Marimorena (en serio, sin la bota de María -there are several versions):



Turrón



Polvorones:

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Fruitcake can last a very long time, especially if it's got enough rum or brandy in it.

It does keep amazingly well, anyway.
Ditto. Exactly what I was thinking--and have experienced personally.
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@Esppiral, al principio pensaba que decías que en este hilo "había paja"... (as in the thread full of "straw = rubbish") ... pero por fin me di cuenta de que decías, "paja = hay"

¡Ay, ay, ay!

Yes, "paja = hay, straw"
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