Street Names with Spanish/English translation

 

Abrego                                     South wind

            Ah-bray-go

                                               

La Bellota                                 the Acorn

            La bay-yo-ta

                                                “Busca las bellotas.” = “I’m looking for acorns.”

 

La Espina                                 the Thorn or Backbone

            La s-peen-a

 

                                                Idiom:  estar en espinas = to be on pins and needles

                                                “Estoy en espinas.” = “I am on pins and needles.”      

 

La Grosella                               the Currant (fruit)

La grow-sella

grosella silvestre = Gooseberry

 

La Higuera                               the Fig Tree

            La ee-garra

higuera chumba = prickly pear

                                    Idiom:  estar en la higuera = to be in another world

“Estoy en la higuera.” =  “I am in another world.”

 

La Huerta                                 the Orchard or Vegetable Garden

            La where-ta

 

La Pera                                    the Pear

            La per-ra                                 

Placita La Pera             probably diminutive (‘ita’) of plaza, or public square

            Plas-ita                        

Idiom:  partir peras con = to be on friendly terms with

                                                Figurative:  ser la pera = to be the last straw