Friday, January 29, 2010

¿Cómo amaneciste?

Today I thought I might share some humorous responses to some common questions.  There's nothing like being able to add a little humor into your Spanish conversations.  So let's get started...

¿Cómo dormiste? 
How did you sleep?

Well, you could just reply "bien", but where's the fun in that?  Instead try:

En mi estómago 
On my stomach

En mi espalda
On my back

¿Cómo amaneciste?   

You may not be familiar with this one.  Colloquially it's a way of asking "how are you feeling this morning?".  Perhaps you went to bed sick the night before, or maybe even a bit tipsy after a long night of partying. 

But more literally it means something to the effect of "How did you wake up this morning?". And it's because of this meaning we can have a little fun with our response:

Acostado.
Lying down.

En mi cama.
In my bed.

Crudo
Hung over

¿A qué hora te despertaste? 
What time did you wake up?

No estoy despierto todavía
I'm still not awake.

¿Quién te dijo que ya estaba despierto? 
Who told you I was awake?


Well, that's it.  Have fun with these and see if you can get a few laughs.

Hasta la próxima

4 comments:

  1. Rodney,
    A very common reply where I live is "Acostado y en ayunas"..."Lying down and fasting" (hungry).

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  2. I just discovered your blog through "I must be crazy to live in Mexico". I've been reading through a few of your posts and was impressed with your understanding of the Spanish language.

    I read this post, and was going to add one of my Hubby's favorite responses to "Como amaneciste?" But I see that my dear friend Bob has already shared it with you.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  3. Yup Leslie, you have to "amanecer muy temprano" to beat me :)

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  4. A more "native-like" way to say "on my stomach" / "on my back" ....
    ...and this also works for "on your stomach" / "on your back" is...

    ON MY BACK: BOCA ARRIBA

    ON MY STOMACH: BOCA ABAJO

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