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What does Manaņa mean?

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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  035
DATE:  June 19, 2001
TIP:  What does Manaņa mean?
LOCATION:  Argentina




WHAT DOES Manaņa Mean?

by Andy the hobo

This should be fun. I could write a small book about

Than little sign about the N means to
say the N with a Nasal sound


Manaņa literally means tomorrow.
So that Spanish teacher was correct,
but if the teacher only explains to you Manaņa means tomorrow.
They are lost. Manaņa has lots of meanings.

Manaņa = Tomorrow
Manaņa = This morning
Manaņa = Bye
Manaņa = Goodbye, I will never see you again
Manaņa = Goodbye, I hope to see you tomorrow.
Manaņa = Sometimes, maybe
Manaņa = Maybe
Manaņa at 8 in the morning = I will be there between 8 and 12 in the

The word manaņa is very confusing for people. This is a
different culture, with different priorities. It is difficult to find a

clock on the wall for the countries between Mexico and Argentina.
In Brazil if you look in a store, there will be a clock on the wall.

TIME is different
The Anglo-Saxon use of time is specific, while
the Latino usage of time if non-specific.

In my opinion when a person says the time in a Latino country
from the Spain origin, it means MORE OR LESS.

It is unfair of you to expect them to change, or be the same
as the Anglo-Saxon version of time.

If you make an appointment, you need to make room for
extra waiting, or do not show up prompt.
If you are always late, this may be heaven for you.

Just for reference you will have the same problem with

Have fun! Life is Good!

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.

Article written by Andy
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