1. Leche (noun) – Milk
You can’t do much with milk in English. If you spill it, you can cry over it, but that’s about it. One of the first things which struck me on my arrival on the Iberian peninsula was the apparent fascination with milk. Excitement, disbelief, good fortune, bad fortune, admiration… could seemingly all be expressed with the help of milk. Don’t believe me? Consider the following, entirely fabricated exchange:
«El jugador de fútbol corría a toda leche cuando uno de sus oponentes le dio una leche en la pierna».
«The soccer player was running at full speed when one of his opponents hit him on his leg».
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