Symbols of dia de los muertos
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Symbols of Dia De Los Muertos. Key Vocabulary for Dia De Los Muertos. el alfeñique - the special cooked sugar paste used to form skulls, flowers and other figures for the Día de los Muertos . el altar de la ofrenda - the altar of the offering

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Symbols of dia de los muertos

Symbols of Dia De Los Muertos


Key vocabulary for dia de los muertos

Key Vocabulary for Dia De Los Muertos

  • el alfeñique - the special cooked sugar paste used to form skulls, flowers and other figures for the Día de los Muertos.

  • el altar de la ofrenda - the altar of the offering

  • el altar de muertos - the offering prepared for the deceased

  • el angélito - the little angel (used to refer to the soul of a child)

  • el arco - the arch (sometimes placed on the grave or on the altar)

  • el ataúd - the coffin

  • el atole - the hot drink made of corn, water and fruit flavorings

  • la calaca en papelmaché - the paper maché figure


More vocabulary

More Vocabulary!

  • el candelero - the candlestick

  • lascalacas - the skeletal figures that represent death

  • la calavera - the skull

  • las Calaveras - the songs and poems written about the festival

  • la calavera de azúcar - the sugar skull

  • lascaretas - the masks worn to scare off the spirits at the end of the celebration

  • lascatrinas - the skeletons, dressed like rich women, who represent death

  • el cementerio - the cemetery

  • el cempasúchil (cempazúchil) - the Mexican marigold

  • el flor de muertos - the flower of the dead (another name for the cempsúchil)


Vocabulary

Vocabulary.

  • el copal - the incense

  • la cruz - the cross

  • la danza de los viejitos - the dance of the old people (a humorous dance in which the dancers wear masks of old people)

  • el Día de los Muertos - the Day of the Dead

  • el DíaTodos los Santos - All Saints’Day

  • el esqueleto - the skeleton

  • los dulces - the candies

  • lasflores - the flowers

  • los gollettes - the doughnut-shaped breads, with pink sugar on them, that are placed on the altar

  • la guitarra - the guitar


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