10 Spanglish Words You May or May Not Be Pronouncing Wrong

You gotta love Spanglish. If you’re Latino/a but were born here in the U.S., you’re guilty of it. What’s funny is that most of us learn it from our parents; Spanish is in their blood, yet they want to get their message across so you will surely understand.

Those well-versed in Spanglish have the language down pat. Below are some fun words that don’t… sound quite right. But they're great anyway:


Not party, it’s pronounced “parreeeeee!”

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Abuelita calls it “Vivaperu.” Translation: “Long live Peru!”

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The proper verb for this is “congelar,” but that would be too complicated, wouldn't it? So... "frizar" it is.