Mexican Culture

Articles about Mexican culture and traditions

Articles about Mexican culture and traditions

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Matching People and Place Names in Mexico

Each state in Mexico has its corresponding gentilic —adjectives that describe people's place of origin— and some also have nicknames. Here's a guide through the nomenclature

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A Saying For Every Occasion

Mexico has a wide variety of sayings, maxims, or phrases —some of Mexican origin, and others evidently not— and all are supposed to convey truths that admit no argument

La Malinche Statue Mexico City

Woe is the Malinchista

The expression 'malinchista' harks back five centuries to the native woman Malinche, who served as interpreter for Hernán Cortés

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Lazarillo de Tormes

A practical suggestion for readers wishing to avoid having their literary choices blindsided by a disparaging comment