First of all, I am repeating this again and again, Catalan is not a Spanish dialect, I will not enter to the conflict which one was first or if Spanish was a Catalan dialect, I have not studied linguistics and history, so not my point. But what I am really tired to repeat is that Catalan is not a dialect, we have Catalan dialects, but in Spain (even if the government is trying to eliminate them) we have 4 active languages, and one of them is Catalan.
So, lets go for today’s word, I think this is a beautiful one, is funny to say and funny to do, let’s say the truth. Bombolla… /bumbɔʎa/
Any idea? Bombolla… Is colorful, round and it disappears within seconds… oh yes, bubble; a round body of gas in a liquid.
I’ve found a nice poem that plays with the bubbles, want to take a look?
Bombolles – Joana Raspall
Vine a fer bombolles, Come to make bubbles,
Que tinc un tassó I have a mug
Ple d’aigua i sabó. Full of water and soap.
Mira com voleien Look at how they fly
I brillen al sol And how they shine at the sun
Tot fent tornassol! Like a litmus paper
Si la més bonica If the prettiest one
proves d’agafar, you try to catch,
Se’t fon a la mà… It will melt on your hand…
I et quedes en dubte And you will doubt
De si l’has bufat If you blown it
O ho has somniat! Or if you have dreamed about it!