How to Say "Turkey" in Spanish Just in Time for Thanksgiving

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Language Audiobooks Founder Mark Frobose Shares Holiday Language Secrets with Language Aficionados

One of America's most cherished holidays approaches, and with it comes lots of turkey.

Turkey. A strange word, even in English. But how would you say it in Spanish?

"Spanish actually has several ways of saying "turkey" depending upon which country you are from," explains Mark Frobose, bestselling author of Power Spanish Conversation Intensive.

"The standard Castilian Spanish word for turkey is 'pavo', explains Frobose, who also penned the ever-popular Power Spanish 1 Accelerated.

So which Spanish-speaking countries do not use the word 'pavo" for turkey?

"Mexico is the most notable Spanish-speaking country for not using the common Spanish word for turkey," Mark explains.

"In Mexico, the Aztec indian word 'guajolote' is most commonly used for turkey," elaborates the bestselling author of Mexican Spanish Accelerated.

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