January 6th, 2012
Hablo Y Hablas: Suave

Have you ever heard the word, “suave?”

The word is used to mean “smooth” in a variety of contexts, but the usage I wanted to highlight this evening is that it can also mean “cool,” as in “awesome.” Apparently, this usage is pretty well established, too, since my 70-some year-old Mexican relatives use the word in that context, too.

As far as I understand, the word is used across Latino ethnic sub-groups, so if you happen to be a Spanish speaker (native or not) feel free to drop it into conversation!

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