By Tanisha Ramirez | 09/08/2013 - 11:00
If you’re a Latino or Latina who was raised in the U.S., chances are you’ve made up a Spanish word—or two! But hey, that’s totally okay.
We’ve all slapped an “-iar” or “-io” at the end of an English word and pretended it was Spanish. Ultimately, some of these conflated words stick, and after a few generations, we forget that those words aren’t really part of the Spanish language!
Take a look at some of our favorite made up Spanish words and let us know if you’ve ever been guilty of using them!
Chequear: To check
By Amaris Castillo | 06/28/2013 - 10:14
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!”
Vicks Vapor Rub
By Mariela Rosario | 08/01/2011 - 16:00
Last week we polled our faithful Facebook followers to find out what some of your favorite Spanglish words and phrases are for a new series we're going to be working on every week. Check in every Monday for a new Spanglish word, Spanish phrase, special dicho and funny idiosyncrasies we find living la vida Latina here in the United States.