Hoy (today, pronounced “oy” — rhymes with toy) the word will be Picante
Picante means spicy. Probably one of the more important words to know when you’re in Mexico, especially if you like to eat!
Pee- cahn- tay
If you want to ask if something is spicy you can say “Es Picante?” – “Is it spicy?”
Or if you want to order food and make sure they don’t put something too spicy in their you can say “No Picante, por favor!”
Lot’s of times the waiters will let you know of something is spicy and they’ll point to it and say “Muy Picante”
Just remember even if you pronounce it wrong or don’t say it exactly right, it’s ok. The people on the island will appreciate the fact that you tried. And maybe they’ll even teach you a word or two!
Want to learn certain words or phrases in spanish? Leave us a comment telling us what kinds of things you’d like to see here!