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I'm a bit confused by "reyes magos".

reyes = kings magos = magicians

How does that translate to "three wise men"? Where is the "tres"?

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They are Los (tres) Reyes Magos.

  • Melchor.
  • Gaspar.
  • Baltasar.

But the holiday (national festivity in Spain) is called el día de reyes: January the 6th. And yes, they are the Three Wise Men.

One quick note (joke): We usually say to children the following:

  • ¿Sabes cómo se llaman los Reyes Magos? Son Melchor, Gaspar, Basaltar y se cayó.

Translated:

  • Do you know the Three Kings names? They're Melchor, Gaspar, Basaltar and he felt over.

This comes of the misspelling of Baltasar said as Basaltar.

  • Va a saltar (Basaltar) means he is going to jump.

:^D

[Revise my English, please]

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