Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Monday January 21, 2013

codo, noun:

Los codos are your elbows.

Apoyó los codos en las rodillas y se concentró en la lectura.
She leant her elbows on her knees and concentrated on reading.

I wonder if you’ve noticed how often Spanish and English use different colorful phrases to express similar ideas. If you talk a lot in English it’s a blue streak, or nineteen to the dozen, but in Spanish, it’s hablar por los codos:

Habla por los codos y me ha mareado.
He talks a blue streak and he’s made my head spin.

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