“En Carnaval todo pasa, hasta los novios a las casas”
Carnival time means wild partying and lively celebrations; it’s a time when just about anything seems possible. The author of this expression humorously mentions an example of something seemingly impossible that could happen during carnival: a father letting one of his daughter’s boyfriends freely enter the family home.
This expression also includes the verb “pasar”, a verb that can mean to “to happen” or “to insert”; the double meaning creates a clever play on words. Here the authors have decided to leave it up to the reader’s imagination to figure out what the boyfriend might do as soon as he’s escaped the father’s watchful eye.
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