Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Thursday May 9, 2013

tortuga, noun:
tortoise; turtle

If it lives on the land it’s a tortoise, if it lives in the sea it’s a turtle. It would appear that Spanish tortoises are no faster than others. There’s an expression in Spanish, a paso de tortuga, which means at a snail’s pace. Word for word, it’s at a tortoise’s pace.

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