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Friday, April 25, 2008

Como se llama el autobus? What is a bus called?

In Tijuana the large, regular size bus is "la mula" but a small one is "la calafia." Extra points for an essay on Calafia.

En Tijuana el bus grande, taman~o normal se llama "la mula" pero el pequen~o se llama "la calafia." El premio para el ensayo sobre Calafia.


3 comments:

Brenda said...

Here, in Guaymas, Sonora the city buses are called camions and the highway buses are autobuses. Sheesh we would never be able to ask for a bus up there.

lynn deweese-parkinson said...

The real words here are the same but Tijuanenses have a language all their own as well. There is a Tijuana/Spanish dictionary published. Examples: a Tijuanense is also called here a Chilango lite; Gossip, chisme, is also cheeseburger; instead of que onda you hear que hongo; and of course there is the ever popular guey.

Daniel said...

Let me say "muchas felicidades y gracias" thanks for show the best part of our city, we need these kind of web sites. And also I would like to mention a correction, in TJ we don't call "mulas" to the big busses, we call them "Burras" you can verify this with the people in TJ. Again, congratulations and thanks. Daniel