Spelling, vocabulary and anglicismos

Happy New Year!

Today (6th January) is Epiphany in the Anglican church calendar. Its name in Spanish is similar, thanks to its Latin roots. However, the time of year is probably better known in Spain as Reyes.

As well as drinking chocolate, churros and the distinctive cake Roscón, some supermarket shoppers may have noticed the following offer.

Can you spot the mistake?

lager-vs-larger

In case you’re wondering about the discount calculation, it’s correct (80c – 32c (40%) = 48c).

The mistake is the word larger, with an ‘r’.

Lager: a type of beer that is pale in colour and usually contains a lot of bubbles:

In contrast, larger than’ is the comparative adjective form of the adjective ‘large’ (= big).

… And finally, see this post about reading and finding something you like — it can be good English practice!

Lager (noun) is a type of beer that is pale in colour and usually contains a lot of bubbles.

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