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In Spanish we usually say torero for bullfighter. But in English you can also say matador.
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When I was a little girl, my grandfather would take me to "las corridas de toros" whenever I went to visit them in Mexico. I don't know why he would take me, I usually ended up crying or very upset because of the "mean Zorro".......

Thinking back, I did find El Zorro (Antonio Banderas) to be quite handsome he is no Pierce but ahhhhhh they each have their own qualities! Maybe I wasn't so little......hmmmmm

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Maybe the black bull, and the muleta?
Clever thinking. Thanks.
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Why black and red?
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I have no idea.
Then I don't have to worry, because it was you who originally said it, wasn't it? But I guess we all make that kind of subconscious associations. At least I do.
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Even though Spanish people associate themselves with red and yellow, much of the world associates Spain with red and black. I think it has something to do with posters of Flamenco dancers--the man dressed in black and the woman dressed in red with black lace. I don't think people realize that women Flamenco dancers often use many different colors even polka dots, and that Flamenco is often danced solo. Men usually wear black. The world associates Spain with Andalucia.
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Even though Spanish people associate themselves with red and yellow, much of the world associates Spain with red and black. I think it has something to do with posters of Flamenco dancers--the man dressed in black and the woman dressed in red with black lace. I don't think people realize that women Flamenco dancers often use many different colors even polka dots, and that Flamenco is often danced solo. Men usually wear black. The world associates Spain with Andalucia.
Thanks, Poli. What you say it quite true.
In Britain nowadays they tend to associate Spain with Benidorm and other seaside resorts, even some of the 'classier' ones in the North, because for them it's quite easy to cross over by ferry.
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I've thought about it and I think of red and black because I envision a matador wearing black pants with embroidery up the side of each leg, a black hat, black shoes, and he's waving a red cape....or whatever it is they wave. That thingy. Yeah, we'll call it a thingy until someone corrects me.
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I've thought about it and I think of red and black because I envision a matador wearing black pants with embroidery up the side of each leg, a black hat, black shoes, and he's waving a red cape....or whatever it is they wave. That thingy. Yeah, we'll call it a thingy until someone corrects me.
Rather than use thingy try capote
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