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Old August 14, 2007, 02:01 PM
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Sosia.......gracioso!!

Yo entendí esa frase a la perfección!

Pero es cierto lo que dijo Redbeard......la parte norte de Mexico tiene mucha influencia del inglés Americano.....asi que Carpet = carpeta..... clean = clinear. Pero recuerda que no es "proper English"


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Old August 15, 2007, 08:52 AM
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He escuchado también muchas frases en Spanglish que me causaron gracia. P. ej.

La loca está rota. (se refiere a un lock, no a una mujer)
El rufo está liqueando. (the roof is leaking.)
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Old August 21, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Hi everyone!
This whole thread is very interesting, fascinating...the history as well as the different dialects/accents. My fiance has told me that the Argentinian accent, particularly, is very beautiful to listen to. One example being "yo" pronounced "sho" or "zho". Does anyone know of a movie which features this accent? I really enjoyed Pan's Labrinth and Volver, I found the diffferent accents interesting- from Spain, right?

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Old August 25, 2007, 08:43 AM
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I personally don't know of any movies with the different pronunciation of "yo", but there are quite a few Argentine movies out there, and they should all have that accent.
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Más ejemplos de los EEUU:

el troca = "truck" en inglés [= "lorry" en el inglés británico]
el palo = "(pool) stick" en inglés [= "cue" en el inglés británico]
el telefón = el teléfono
responsibilizarse = responsabilizarse
las boxes = ¡es un secreto!
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Old August 30, 2007, 07:04 PM
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He escuchado hasta el fon para el teléfono. Y en cuanto a la troca, siempre que lo he escuchado, es la troca y no el troca. Debe ser un error tipográfico nada más.
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He escuchado hasta el fon para el teléfono. Y en cuanto a la troca, siempre que lo he escuchado, es la troca y no el troca. Debe ser un error tipográfico nada más.
Es cierto que fue "el troca", pero no puedo recordar el contexto.
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Sorry I haven't checked back in for awhile. I decided to solely concentrate on building my vocabulary and now I finally feel more motivated to get into the other aspects of learning Spanish.

Thanks for all your responses.
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Hola CKC777...


I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Isn't it great how many things we can learn from each other? I have also learned lots from this website and its participants.

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Yo conocía bien el origen del "spanglish" y los motivos que lo originaron. Pero como lo has narrado tú es SIMPLEMENTE DELICIOSO
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English has had a lot of influence in the Spanish spoken by the immigrants. They still try to speak Spanish but many of the terms and words have been anglicized.

To give a couple of examples, instead of "el camión" they sat "el troco", from "truck".

Instead of "volver a llamar" they say "llamar para atrás" an almost literal translation from "to call back".

There are innumerable examples of this. That's the way all our languages were formed, as they changed, let's say, from Latin to Spanish, Italian, French, etc.
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