Political Cartoons To Learn Spanish - Mining Code Debates
Tuesday, February 08 2011 @ 03:22 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
- "Con la explotacion de Cerro Colorado, el pueblo Ngäbe tendra empleos, calles, electricidad..."
- (With the exploitation of Cerro Colorado, the Ngäbe people will have jobs, streets, electricity...")
- The stern faced public is not impressed, but the men break into huge smiles when he adds...
- "... bodgeas, cantinas ..." (Bars and cantinas) and the toothy grinning response of "Ofi" from the men, but the women, not so much.
"Oficial" In Panamanian Spanish they use the slang term "oficial" which literally translates to "official" in English - and in this political cartoon it's shortened to the even shorter slang of "ofi" - which would be translated as "cool" or "great" or "alright" - indicating acceptance. Also, don't miss the fact that the guy on the right is wearing a baseball hat with the logo for the Cleveland Indians - get it?
Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.