To call a spade a spade

The word “spade (pala) you may know. But how do you “call…

Do you sometimes grouse?

Perhaps. “Grouse” is a noun with two meanings and a verb. First,…

As easy as pie

“Pie” (tarta, pastel, and empanada) you may know. You can…

Wooden

“Wood” (madera) you will know, and perhaps “wooden” (de…

Are you a fellow?

Probably, in one way or another (de una forma u otra), or perhaps…

Have you ever quaked in your boots?

“Quake” is a verb and a noun. First the verb and some examples.…

Please explain "please"

“Please” as in “por favor” you know. It is normal for…

Thus

“Thus” is an adverb and can mean “so far” “until now”,…

Verbosity

Being verbose (verboso) will annoy your listener or reader. You…

Flock

“Flock” is a noun and a verb. First, as a verb. A large number…