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Hi­ga­do — Fig

“Fig” comes from the Latin “Fi­cus” — ob­vi­ous enough!

But, cu­ri­ous­ly, the Span­ish word is “Hi­ga­do”. Huh?

This is just a sim­ple ex­am­ple of the Ini­tial F to H pat­tern. In lots of Latin words, the first F be­came an H when Latin evolved in­to Span­ish. Think fact/hecho or hablar/fable.

An easy way to fig­ure out what an H- word in Span­ish is: change the ini­tial H to an F and see what Eng­lish word sounds sim­i­lar.


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