Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday April 20, 2012
As we saw in an earlier Word of the Day, the phrase you use if someone wears a beard is llevar barba. If someone grows a beard, the verb you use is dejarse:
Se ha dejado la barba con, ¡ay!, ya más sal que pimienta.
He’s grown a beard, which is — alas — more salt than pepper.
An idiom shows how important beards once were in Spanish culture: con toda la barba, word for word ‘with your whole beard, means true or real:
Es un hincha con toda la barba.
He’s a real or true fan.
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