Monday, October 12, 2009

Oscar Wao: Capítulos Siete y Ocho

azabaches – an amulet worn around the wrist for protection

cobrador – the one who collects fare on a bus

jurona – someone who is curious? not sure about this one

madrina - godmother

rabo – tail, in context, dick

Zafra – the sugarcane harvest, this is unrelated but inevitably people with any knowledge of Cuban history will think of the failed Gran Zafra efforts of Castro’s government in which even school children were expected to participate in the harvest, making each year’s bigger than the last

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