More litotes

Litotes often are a special type of understatement (subestimación),…

Are you a flincher?

To flinch is to “shrink back” (estremecerse) from something,…

Dracon and Draconian

In the 7th century BC (BC = before Christ or AC) there was an…

Superfluity

“Superfluity” (la superfluidad) is a mistake. Why? It should…

May I? Can I?

Have you heard this question before (perhaps when someone comes…

Do you use litotes?

The answer is probably yes. Consider this: how are you? Not…

What maddens you?

“Mad” you may know. Someone could be mad (demente) or insane,…

¿Are you stuck in a rut?

First, “rut” as a noun. A “rut” is a furrow (surco)…

Iron

“Iron” (hierro) you may know. An iron (plancha) is what…

“Fill out” or “fill in”?

These two phrasal verbs are often used wrongly. In the English…