Palindromes Posted by Adir on Aug 25, 2008 in Spanish Culture
A palindrome is a word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., that can be read the same backward as forward, like Madam, I’m Adam or Poor Dan is in a droop. The word palindrome comes from the Greek roots palin (πάλιν; “back”) and dromos (δρóμος; “way, direction”) and it was coined by the English writer Ben Johnson in the 1600s. Here are some Spanish palindromes:
¿Acaso hubo búhos acá?
Allí si María avisa y así va a ir a mi silla.
Anita lava la tina. (very popular in Mexico)
Átale, demoníaco Caín, o me delata. (Julio Cortázar)
Dábale arroz a la zorra el abad. (one of the most popular)
La ruta nos aportó otro paso natural.
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