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Cinco De Mayo Vocabulary Words

amigo a male friend
battle a conflict between two military units, usually over land or resources
castanets two pieces of wood that make a distinct noise when clacked together
comida the big meal of each day in Mexico
conquest a journey that has the ultimate goal of taking over power or land from another force
fiesta a celebration, usually for a holiday or to commemorate country events
maraca a rattle with seeds inside that makes sounds when shaken
mariachi a band of musicians who usually dress the same to play cultural music
Mayo The spanish translation for the month of May
piņata a paper maiche decoration filled with candy and toys that is hit by children to spill the contents
pueblo a home or other structure built with adobe and stone
salsa a hot sauce made with chili and beans used for dipping chips or garnishing food


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