Ha! I just found out that the word that I thought that I made up last week, and that my teacher also thought I had invented – moqueta (I got it from the French moquette) IS a Spanish word!!!
¿Tu estás adivinando? (You are guessing?) – is a phrase my teacher uses a lot during our lessons…
But, guess who’s going to tell her Spanish teacher tomorrow that she was right and he was wrong 😉
How I enjoy being right… ¡Tuve razón! (I was right!)
However, I have to defend his honour a little; there are very few homes with fitted carpets in Puerto Rico – for obvious reasons… The floors are usually tiled, marble, or wood. O and I saw a few apartments with fitted carpets when we were house-hunting last summer – coming from two countries where fitted carpets are not common (i.e Spain and Sweden), it seemed especially unfitting* in a place like this hot and humid island.
The Spanish visit is almost over, the guests are leaving tomorrow and I will try to write soon about our excursions during the weekend.
*) trying to be funny!?