Spain through the looking glass

Radio patio

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The slang term for the rumour mill in Spanish is radio patio, an expression comes from the habit of eavesdropping on one’s neighbours via an interior patio – a common feature of many Spanish buildings.

The video here is a follow up to my previous post about noise in Spain. Here you can listen in as my upstairs neighbours sit down to lunch.

You have to crank up the volume to get a more life-like effect.


Written by georgemills25

February 17, 2013 at 13:22

Posted in España, seville, society, Spain

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  1. Ooh, I didn’t realize there was an expression for this! “Radio patio” is such a perfect phrase for that. Thanks for teaching me something new today!

    Jessica of HolaYessica

    February 17, 2013 at 16:21

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