Monday, October 26, 2009

We Wanna Tenkiu

We've been doing a lot of work with Bobby DeNiro lately, part of our initiative to strengthen Brooklyn's presence in Mexico. We'll be unveiling a few collaborative projects in the coming months, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, we're happy to see him zipping into Mexico City for the day to cut the ribbon on the newest Nobu, which might actually cause us to want to eat raw fish within the DF city limits.

Mostly, though we're posting this purely to highlight the line in the story in which DeNiro, responding to a greeting from the reporter, takes the guy's hand, smiles and says "muchos thank yous" - which the writer renders as "muchouuus tenkiuuus." It's the first time we've seen "thank you" transliterated into Spanish as "tenkiu," but a quick trip through the Googles indicates that it's sorta common. So we're passing it along as a service to the orthographers, etymologists and lexicographers out there. (It's the kind of thing we have to do if we want to maintain our tax-exempt status.)

1 comment:

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Too cute, Mi Tia who speaks no English totally says "Muchos Thankyous" to me. :) I think it's sweet coming from HER. :P