Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Today's WOTD is: "resaca" = undercurrent
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In Spanish, “resaca” is a feminine noun of Gothic origin, which means undercurrent/ undertow.

The noun “resaca” is also a commonly used Spanish term to refer to a hangover.

A commonly used expression with the word “resaca” is:

  • Resaca monumental (a huge/ monumental hangover);

A couple of examples of the use of the word "resaca" are:
  • Poco a poco, la resaca nos iba alejando de la orilla (little by little, the undertow was causing us to drift away from the shore);
  • Me he despertado con una resaca monumental (I have wakened up with a huge hangover); loves the word "resaca" in the YouTube clip: resaca - los berzas

For more on the word "resaca", visit: Resaca*

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “resaca” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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