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Old April 18, 2011, 03:56 AM
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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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Old April 19, 2011, 01:51 PM
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Yes commonly there're differences between both countries in the speaks way, in fact we have a style of accent very remarked when we speak in English.
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That's also found in lunfardo in Argentina. I don't think that has to do with English influence, so I don't think that most of those examples are Spanglish, per se. Do you know the etymology of those expressions?

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The letter "s" in particular either becomes like the English "h" or is even dropped completely
Does that come from Andalucian Spanish originally?

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In these countries you'll also encounter "vos" used for "tú", and probably used with different verb endings than you'll find in your grammar book
It's the same as the vosotros forms given in books minus the "i" (sois > sos), and minus the -d in imperatives.
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Old June 15, 2011, 07:07 AM
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When I look at the atlas it appears to me that Mejico is firmly in the contintent of North America, yet many norteamericanos hotly dispute this, saying it's in Central America. I like to ask people "There are two countries called 'The United States' in North America, can you name them?"

They're baffled when I answer "Los Estados Unidos de Mejico"! They usually offer Canada.

What's your opinion?
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I was taught that North America ends at the border of Panama and Colombia. Central America is a region in southern North America. I was also taught that, although Mexico shares similarities with Central America, it is not technically Central America. Central America starts south of the border of Mexico in the country of Guatemala and ends at the southernmost point of Panama.

Mexico should always be spelled with a x not a j at least on the western side of the Atlantic.
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When I look at the atlas it appears to me that Mejico is firmly in the contintent of North America, yet many norteamricanos hotly dispute this, saying it's in Central America. I like to ask people "There are two countries called 'The United States' in North America, can you name them?"

They're baffled when I answer "Los Estados Unidos de Mejico"! They usually offer Canada.

What's your opinion?

I agree with Poli...i am not sure if some americans say that...

But good questions!

I would like to add: Can you name which country or who could be called "norteamericanos/north americans"?

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Old June 15, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Why not Canada or Mexico too?

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Old June 15, 2011, 02:37 PM
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They're baffled when I answer "Los Estados Unidos de Mejico"!
Estados Unidos Mexicanos is the official name of the nation.
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Old June 15, 2011, 03:50 PM
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Estados Unidos Mexicanos is the official name of the nation.
Oh yes, you are also Estado Unidenses.
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