Latino Association


Welcome to the BYU-Idaho Latino Association home page!

Aunque estés lejos del país que amas, esperamos traer las tradiciones, costumbres, comidas, bailes, musica y diversión desde allá! Tambien, por medio de las actividades que hacemos durante cada semestre esperamos incluir a todos los que deseen participar. Darles del sabor latino y presentarles a la cultura Latina. Esperamos que puedas envolverte con nosotros y nos ayudes a crecer aquí en BYU-Idaho. Si Amas la cultura latina, ¡este es el lugar!

Welcome to the BYU-Idaho Latino Association. Even though you might be away from the country you love, we hope to bring traditions, costumes, food, dance, music, and fun from there. Also, through the activities that we hold throughout the semester, we hope to include all those that wish to participate. Share in the Latin Flavor, and be introduced to Latin culture. We hope you can get involved with us and help us grow here at BYU-Idaho. If you love Latino Culture, this is the place!

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President: Esmeralda Vera
Phone: 334-750-7466

Useful Words

Whether you go to Latin America or just want to talk to people around campus, these words will help you blow them away with your language skills. Have fun!

Useful Spanish words

Hello Hola
Good morning Buenos dias
Good evening Buenas tardes
Good night Buenas noches
See you later Nos vemos
Want to go out with me? Quieres salir conmigo?
Will you marry me? Te casarias conmigo?
I want to break up with you Quiero terminar contigo

Fun Facts

1. While each country retains its own accents and has some unique vocabulary, residents of countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia generally speak Latin American Spanish, especially in urban centers.
2. However, the Spanish of Madrid and northern Spain, called Castilian, developed characteristics that never reached the New World. These include the pronunciation of "ci" and "ce" as "th." In Madrid, "gracias" (thank you) becomes "gratheas" (as opposed to "gras-see-as" in Latin America).
3. Tamales, a meal made from masa (a corn-based dough) stuffed with meats, cheeses, vegetables and chili peppers, is cooked in leaves.  

4. Flan, a kind of Spanish custard made with caramel and vanilla, is a popular Hispanic dessert.
5. Traditional Hispanic clothing is brightly colored.
6. The family is a close-knit group and the most important social unit.  The family unit usually extends beyond the nuclear family.