Jack Barnes is inspired by the words, culture, and people of Spain. Learn the meaning and pronunciation of some of his favorite words and bullfighting terms.
Afición - Enthusiast
"All the good bull-fighters stayed at Montoya's hotel; that is, those with afición stayed there."
Cogido - Hurt
"I didn't see it all. One man was badly cogido."
Mucha suerte - Good Luck
"We wished him, 'Mucha suerte,' shook hands, and went out."
Jack Barnes has his home base in Paris, where he works as an expat journalist. Nights he spends in bars and cafes. Learn the meaning and pronunciation of some of his favorite cafespeak.
Bateau mouche - River Boat
"The river was dark and a bateau mouche went by."
Chateaux - Castles
"The pastureland was green, and there were fine trees, and sometimes big rivers and chateaux off in the trees."
Terrasse - Terrace
"I had coffee out on the terrasse with the team manager of one of the big bicycle manufacturers."