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Can You Find the Spanish-Origin Words?

You may not realize just how many American-English words have Spanish origins.

Identify the sixteen Spanish-origin words in this letter.

Dear David--

I wanted to invite you to a barbecue at my parents’ ranch this Sunday. We’ll have plenty to eat, including potato salad and my famous tomato salsa. No cafeteria food allowed! If you need to stay the night, there’s a sleeping alcove out on the patio , with a comfortable hammock. I’m allergic to tobacco smoke, so please don’t bring your smelly cigars.

To get here, start at the plaza downtown, go north until you reach the mouth of the canyon, then turn right at the first silo--it’s a cinch.

Drive safely, and watch out for armadillos!

Hector

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