Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Parangaricutirimicuaro!

This week’s Mexi-Vocabulario is a doozy of a tongue twister.  I have to thank the reader who originally shared this word with me a couple of months ago when I first kicked off the Mexi-Vocabulario series.  The word itself is the name of a small village in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, and quite frankly, it’s one of the hardest words ever featured here.  Parangaricutirimicuaro as in Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutirimicuaro is located near the Paricutín volcano in the city of Nuevo Parangaricutiro.  If you’re head’s already spinning from all of the parangaricutireo in this post, hold on… it gets better!

what does parangaricutirimicuaro mean
San Juan de Parangaricutirimicuaro

Here are a couple of popular tongue twisters employing the word:

El pueblo de Parangaricutirimícuaro se va a desparangaricutirimicuarizar.  Quien logre desparangaricutirimicuarizarlo gran desparangaricutirimicuarizador será.

El Otorrinolaringólogo de Parangaricutirimícuaro, quiere desotorrinolaringologoparangaricutirimicuarillarse, el que lo desotorrinolaringologoparangaricutirimicuarillare, un buen desotorrinolaringologoparangaricutirimicuarillador será.

Los parangaricutirimícuaros se quieren desparangaricutirimicuarizar porque un parangaricutirimícuaro se quiere casar con una parangaricutirimícuara y dicen que van a parangaricutirimicuarizar a muchos parangaricutirimicuaritos y parangaricutirimicuaritas, si a los parangaricutirimícuaros logran desparangaricutirimicuarizarlos el que logre desparangaricutirimicuarizarlos gran desparangaricutirimicuador será

Now a confessionI don’t think I can pronounce the word correctly myself either.  It’s so hard, LOL!  Mejor, let’s watch these folks I found on YouTube giving it a jab:

Now if you’re brave enough of to make a video of yourself attempting this word I would love to see it and feature it here también.  Me lo mandan please.

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I’m always on the hunt for new mexi-vocabulario.
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Writer’s Disclaimer: When I say mexi-vocabulario I don’t necessarily mean these words are exclusively Mexican, or only used by Mexicans.  This is simply an expression of how they were introduced to me in our Mexican Spanish.

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6 thoughts on “Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Parangaricutirimicuaro!

  1. Hey, there is even “una canción” about parangaricutirimicuaro. This is by Los Melodicos Band from Venezuela, where I am from. So I know how to say this word perfectly, because I sang the song 🙂

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