By AV Coordinator on
7/27/2009 7:30 AM
One of the best things of raising children bilingually in Spanish, is that you get to enrich your own Spanish vocabulary, beyond that which you learned either at school or through your own culturally specific exposure. Since the Spanish speaking world spans 4 continents (Europe, Africa, North & South America) and the Caribbean, there is a lot of diversity in the words we use for describing the same things. This was brought home to me when I started potty training my children.
Growing up in an Ecuadorian bilingual household in the US, words like “doo-doo” and “poo” were spoken as frequently as “caca” and “pipi”. I began wondering,, “What are the most common Spanish words that people use around potty training?” Right off the bat, I learned that a potty has a variety of references: bacinica, nica, orinal, bacinilla, among others. Also, I learned that whi ...
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