Tomayto’, ‘tomahto’? Not necessarily true when it comes to Spanish.
And definitely not according to the hit Youtube video “Que Difícil Es Hablar En Español” (“It’s Really Hard To Speak Spanish”), in which Colombian musicians and brothers Juan Andrés and Nicolás Ospina, sing about the endless (and confusing) variations for many common Spanish-language words.
In the video, which already has garnered close to 2 million views since it hit the web last week, the Ospina brothers sing about “que difícil es hablar en Espanol, porque todo tiene otra definición” which translates to “it’s hard to speak Spanish when everything has different meanings”.
A word that means something in one place, means something completely different elsewhere.