Símbolos patrios / Symbols of your Homecountry
What do you consider the symbol(s) of your mother country?
¿Qué simboliza para ti tu patria?
España: Yo considero la bandera nuestro símbolo, un signo reconcido en todo el mundo.
May be you wish to mention a person, an animal, a characteristic.....anything you can think of.
Spanish and English please!
The ritual of the mate (Argentina)
Mate is the name of a kind of beverage which is commonly drunk in Argentina. It is also the national drink in others south american countries like Uruguay and Paraguay and very common in the south of Brazil.
The right pronunciation of the word mate by English-speakers could be guided by the following examples. The m is pronounced as in "mountain". The a is pronunced as in "bat". The t and e are pronounced as in "technical".
It was presumably discovered by the Guaranies. They are aborigins living in an area which mostly occupies Paraguay, S.W. of Brazil and N.E. of Argentina.
Basically, it is an infusion based on an herb called Yerba Mate. Usually it is taken with hot water. This water is carried on a tea kettle, pava in spanish, or in a thermo bottle. The name Mate is also given to the place where the infusion is put and taken from.
This is a common phrase in our country: This is as American as apple pie and baseball.
Otro símbolo del los Estados Unidos.
Another symbol of the United States.
This is a "Wiphala"
It has recently been added to the symbols of the country of Bolivia.
In fact it is a symbol of the indigenous people of the Andes and not really representative of all Bolivians.
Also el presidente Evo Morales has just decreed that the motto of the armed forces should be "Patria o Muerte - Venceremos" (Just like Cuba and Venezuela)
Sod it! the picture did not come up. (Excuse the Anglo-saxon)
Otro símbolo de mi patria:
¡Jesús, qué bicho! Da miedo eh?
This is the red rose of the house of Lancaster. While it's not a symbol of my country, it's a symbol of my hometown. It has a fascinating historical story to it about the War of the Roses, (between the white rose of the house of York and the red rose of the house of Lancaster).
Everyone in England has had a barbecue in the rain!
Republic of "onother side of the river". It's in the downtown of the capital, so called a district where lots of artists live and create.
La bandera de EEUU es un símbolo que muchos aman, y muchos aman odiar.
The flag of the United States is a symbol that many love, and many love to hate.
He is the reason I'm into soccer Nicole!!! jajaja
Esteban Fuertes, best Colon's soccer player from Santa Fe
Well, now that we're talking football - here is "Rooninho"
A great team
Belgium Beer !! The true pride and joy of every Belgian hehehe. And it's only a small image... we have more then 700 different kinds of beer!
But the best one is and will always be.... Leffe
I think this strange building is the most famous of Belgium.
The Atomium in Brussels.
The passion of the Argentine people
Poutine (Poo-teen) Cheese + Gravy + Fries. Very good!
Si Benz puede yo puedo
Uno de los emplemas de mi país, seguro que todo el mundo lo conoce.