Friday, 22 July 2011


La palabra de hoy es: 'merluza' = hake.

The Spanish noun, 'merluza' is a feminine noun of unclear origin. In Spanish, 'merluza' is the name given to hake, both as fish species and food.

In Spanish, the noun 'merluza', is also colloqually used to mean drunkenness or inebriation.

Examples of the use of the noun 'merluza' are:
  • La meluza a la vizcaína está muy rica (Biscayan style hake is a very tasty dish)
  • ¡Que merluza lleva Antonio! (Antonio is really drunk!) loves the word 'merluza' in the YouTube clip showing how to prepareMerluza a la gallega
For more on the word 'merluza', visit: Merluza
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “merluza” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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