Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish Word of the Day: turrón or meringue is the Guatemalan word for well-beaten egg whites and sugar.
In México, turrón is known as merengue, which is very close to the French and English word meringue. In Guatemala, merengue is a Caribbean style of dance music, which is very popular here.
Every time I see these subtle differences in the Spanish language, I think that taking Spanish Lessons in Antigua Guatemala may come very handy as well as taking full immersion Spanish classes in La Antigua Guatemala; how else can you ask about these little subtleties.
By the way, these turrones is what the young Guatemalan women portrait shared two days gago were selling at Parque Central.
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