Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday April 20, 2013

verde, adjective:
green; dirty

Why not test your ingenuity and your vocabulary with this authentic Spanish riddle? See if you can work out the answer.

Verde por fuera, amarilla por dentro, si quieres saber, espera.
Green on the outside, yellow on the inside; if you want to know, wait.

Notice that the adjective verde doesn’t change its ending when it describes a feminine noun.
Did you solve the riddle? The answer is pera (pear): espera (wait) sounds like es pera (it’s a pear).

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