Jan 13, 2007, 6:55 PM
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I understand the meaning of the words, think I can guess the meaning of the phrase, but what I would like here is an explanation of the construction or perhaps it is an idiomatic expression?
I read everything and analyze it for construction, verb use, etc - it's part of my cheap immersion program ;) I do a little of that in conversation but generally I can't remember them well enough to analyze them and conversations move too fast to do much on the fly.
Anyway, tonight we ate at our favorite arrachera place in Playa del Carmen (HC de Monterrey, 1st between 25th & 30th). The complete phrase that was on the menu next to the restaurant name:
con sabor de esta carne, para que pensar en frijoles There were no question marks. They don't serve beans.
What I don't understand is why para que vs por que or porque and why en frijoles vs de frijoles? Perhaps my guess on the meaning is way off, I guessed something like 'with meat this flavorful, why think about beans'
Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán