a otra cosa, mariposa – on to another topic, let’s change the subject
ah OE-trah KOE-sah mah-ree-POE-sah
A otra cosa, mariposa. Este tema me hace incómodo.
Let’s change the subject. This topic makes me uncomfortable.
This Spanish-language idiom may not be appropriate for use with mere acquaintances. It is informal and a safer bet among friends and family members. The addition of mariposa softens the expression and rhymes with cosa. Such rhyming also takes place in some English-language idioms, such as, “No way, José” and “See you later, alligator.”
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