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Old March 21, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Sí tiene algo de ver con paleto porque se refiere a gente campestre que viven en las colinas y lejos de la ciudad más sofisticada, pero según lo que entiendo la palabra paleto es siempre derogotorio, y de vez en cuando hillbilly no es. Hay gente le le encanta la música hillbilly (música country western) por ejemplo.
(if you write or say "SÏ" not "SI" like an affirmation you have to put a comma behind: Sí, tiene que ver...)tiene algo de ver con paleto porque se refiere a gente campestre que viven en las colinas y lejos de la ciudad más sofisticada, pero según lo que entiendo la palabra paleto es siempre derogotorio????is it a new word?, it doesn´t exist!. Dou you mean peyorativo ? y de vez en cuando hillbilly no lo es. Hay gente que le encanta la música hillbilly (música country western) , por ejemplo
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derogotorio????is it a new word?, it doesn´t exist!. Dou you mean [COLOR=green]peyorativo ?
What about "derogatorio"?
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Old March 21, 2013, 10:42 AM
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That's right peyorativo or despectivo are words I should have used. While writing derogatorio I was thinking that perhaps the word was a false congate, but I never checks. Thanks.
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"derogatorio" doesn´t exist, I don´t know if you want to say PEYORATIVO

peyorativo=insulto

For example: the word pig (in spanish "CERDO" is a noun, but if you use like an adjective , for example "X is a pig" has a complete different meaning. It is an insult. So it´s "peyorativo"

Another example: some centuries ago we used to call people from north of Africa "moro". It´s a word acceppted by the Royal Academy of the Spanish language (refers to people who lives in the north of Africa), but.......if you meet with someone from Morocco and say "hey, you, moro!" it´s an insult, it´s peyorativo.

peyorativo: words you say with an insulting intention
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"derogatorio" doesn´t exist, I don´t know if you want to say PEYORATIVO
I didn't know what "peyorativo" means, but "derogatorio" exists according to my dictionary.
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I didn't know what "peyorativo" means, but "derogatorio" exists according to my dictionary.
ok, "derogatorio" exists but "derogotorio" doesn´t. I´m sorry, only one letter makes I don´t understand the word.

Derogatorio means...to abrogate, to revoke, to repeal (for example a law). The adjective is "derogatorio", the verb is "derogar"

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El parlamento derogó la ley de 1975

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ok, "derogatorio" exists but "derogotorio" doesn´t. I´m sorry, only one letter makes I don´t understand the word.

Derogatorio means...to abrogate, to revoke, to repeal (for example a law). The adjective is "derogatorio", the verb is "derogar"

For example:

El parlamento derogó la ley de 1975

Do you understand?
Of course i do. It just confused me that you said it doesn't exist. Though, i'd barely use it in German.
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Powerchisper, you said any examples are welcome so here's one I just heard.

If there is such a word as "reintarnation" it could mean "coming back to life as a hillbilly" since they are often stereotyped as saying "tarnation!" as a euphemism for "damnation (Hell)." For example, "What in tarnation is that?"

Sorry, but you asked for any examples
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In Puerto Rico, they say "jíbaro".

I found a link and at the bottom of the page there is a country-by-country analysis:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%ADbaro

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