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Melaza is a byproduct of the production of sugar and panela (a.k.a piloncillo) and it's dark brown and very sweet. The song you mention is really called "Las caras lindas" and it's interpreted by the great Ismael Rivera (himself an afro-descendant). The song talks about how beautiful black people are, how loving, etc. I think using melaza as a metaphor of ...


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According to an article from the Revista Virtual Universidad Católica del Norte, dedicated to the use of idioms in García Márquez's works, this is related to what the Bible says: that, on Judgment Day, God will put holy men by his right hand. Therefore, the left hand is the place for those who are abandoned by God for eternity. This is not a usual idiom; it ...


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Despite requesting confirmation in the comments, I think I have it figured out. The RAE notes in its entry for izquierda a reference to an expression matrimonio de la mano izquierda in another entry which is as follows: matrimonio. ~ de la mano izquierda 1. (Porque en la ceremonia nupcial el esposo daba a la esposa la mano izquierda). m. El contraído ...


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Español No lo creo. Probablemente, realmente esté diciendo que nos sostengamos de una sombra ya que el mundo se afinó y no podemos sostenernos de él, y por el contrario sería más fácil hacerlo de una sobra. Fíjate en la metáfora y la ironía ya que no puedes sostenerte de una sombra. Inglés I don't think so. Probably he's really saying to hold ourselves ...


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You can treat it as sweet mix or dulce mezcla.



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