ganas
 n.— «“It’s an immigrant community that has a lot of ganas—a lot of desire to move ahead,” Professor Smith said of Mexicans in New York. The trouble, he added, is that the economic, social and community support needed to get ahead has not kept pace with that desire.» —“When the Diploma Is Just a Dream” by Emily Brady New York Times June 24, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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