Day 35: Tener el nopal en la cara

This is a phrase that means “having a cactus in your face”. Its used to say someone looks very Mexican in his or her facial features, because we have a lot of nopales  (an edible subspecies of cactus) here.


Soy Europeo – No mientas. Tienes el nopal en la cara/ I’m European- Don’t lie, you have a cactus on your face.

I hope you have learned something new, about the spanish that real Mexicans talk on their everyday life.

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