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Butterfly in Spanish 🇪🇸

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How to say “butterfly” in Spanish? “Mariposa”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “mariposa” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on butterfly in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Mari posed like a butterfly

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mariposa info.

To remember the word “mariposa” for butterfly in Spanish, you might notice that it sounds a bit like “Mary posa” (imagine a girl named Mary posing as a butterfly with her arms spread wide). You could also use a mnemonic device linking “mariposa” to the graceful movement of a butterfly — imagine a “sea of butterflies” flying over the “Poseidon,” where “mari” is a play on “mar,” the Spanish word for sea.

Other words in Spanish that mean the same thing:
– “Papilio” is a less common term, and it is often used in scientific contexts.

Alternate meanings and slang:
– “Mariposa” in some contexts might be used slang for someone who is flighty or flits from one thing to another, similar to the English term “social butterfly.”
– In certain cultures, “mariposa” is a pejorative term used for gay men, so caution is advised when using it in unfamiliar settings.
– “Mariposa” can also refer to a type of shirt with batwing sleeves, reminiscent of butterfly wings.

Examples of sentences:
1. Vi una mariposa amarilla posada en una flor roja en el jardín.
(I saw a yellow butterfly perched on a red flower in the garden.)
2. Mi abuela solía contarme una historia sobre una mariposa que podía transformarse en una hada.
(My grandmother used to tell me a story about a butterfly that could transform into a fairy.)
3. Las mariposas son conocidas por su impresionante proceso de metamorfosis de oruga a mariposa adulta.
(Butterflies are known for their impressive metamorphosis process from caterpillar to adult butterfly.)
4. En su discurso, el político fue descrito como una mariposa, siempre cambiando de posición y nunca quedándose en el mismo lugar.
(In his speech, the politician was described as a butterfly, always changing positions and never staying in one place.)

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