22 February 2005

Any Spanish speakers?

One of the guys who cleans our office always smiles at me and greets me with "Hola, Chella." ("Chella" being what I hear. I can't guarantee that's what he says.) My Spanish is pretty limited. I know about three dozen words and most of them are numbers. I also know a couple of basic conversational phrases, and how to say "trash - please throw away." I know how to call someone a woman of retail affection. I know how to ask for the bathroom. I can say that it's cold out or that I'm going home.

I don't know what "Chella" means. Do any of y'all?

1 comment:

The Maryland Traveler said...

Chela is Spanish "blonde" or someone with fair skin.