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Preguntas relacionadas con los distintos dialectos o variantes del Español en distintas zonas geográficas (Europa, América Latina, Filipinas, etc.) Questions about variations of Spanish according to different dialects or geographic areas

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¿Por qué tan poco estudio sobre las vocales del español puertorriqueño?

Muchos de los fenómenos consonánticos del español puertorriqueño se saben (como la lenición de /s/ y /n/ finales, lateralización o lenición de la rótica implosiva, uvularización de /r/ y otros), pero ...
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Origen de la frase "se lo lleva el que lo trajo" y países de uso

Oyendo por enésima vez Florentino y el diablo, un joropo basado en un (interesante) poema de Alberto Torrealba, caía en cuenta de un verso en el que uno de los protagonistas le menciona al otro: (.....
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Vocal epentética en el infinitivo del español colombiano

Hoy un colombiano que conozco estaba leyendo una carta en voz alta. Mantenía una pronunciación (o bien, característica lingüística) curiosa que no asociaba con su país natal, que es la existencia de ...
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"Calzas" vs. "medias"

What's the difference? The dictionary says both mean socks or stockings. If they really refer to the same thing, what's the regional usage for Mexico and Latin America in general?
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¿El andaluz es una lengua como el catalán?

He tenido preguntas sobre que si el andaluz es un idioma como el catalán o el euskera, porque se nota un poco la diferencia del habla, es decir, la pronunciación entre el castellano y andaluz.
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¿En qué países de habla hispana alrededor del mundo la palabra "lonche" significa "una comida que se come al mediodía"?

Un señor me dijo una vez que, en su país, la palabra "lonche" tiene el mismo significado que la palabra "bocadillo", o "torta", o "sandwhich". En otras palabras,...
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Any variety with the palatal glide [j] in words like cuello?

Some friends of mine insist that in some varieties of Spanish, words like cuello and yo have the palatal glide [j] in them. However, I've only ever found the palatal lateral liquid [ʎ] or the palatal ...
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I'm an English-speaking American relearning Spanish -- which dialect do I choose?

I'm an American re-learning Spanish (I took classes in school years ago). However, I find it very difficult to wade through the inconsistencies between dialects. Don't get me wrong, I find the ...
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Can you understand any dialect of Spanish by just learning one?

In other words, are the different dialects so different that they can’t understand each other, or so similar that the difference is extremely minor? And what dialect of Spanish is the most convenient ...
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Pronunciation spelling in "Ejpaña"

I know of no phonological process in any dialect that, before a bilabial plosive, converts/accommodates the interdental fricative in the velar larynx. Therefore, I would like to know what the spelling ...
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¿Es "tronco" una grosería en Hispanoamérica?

—¡Hola, tronco! ¿Cómo te va? —Estoy bien, ¿y tú? —¡Guay! ¿Es "tronco" una grosería en Latinoamérica?. Y también ¿en qué parte de España se usa esa expresión?
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¿Qué nombre se usa más comúnmente para referirse al dialecto mexicano del idioma español?

En inglés, escribiríamos una cosa similar a "¿cuál es la palabra más común para [sustantivo] en español mexicano?" o escribiríamos "el dialecto mexicano del español" Estoy ...
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How to predict the pronunciations of loanwords?

The letter "c" (before "e"/"i") is generally pronounced as [θ] in Castilian Spanish, and [s] in Andalusian/"Latin American" Spanish. Likewise, "j" (...
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Palatalisation of velar consonants (/k/, /g/, /x/) before front vowels (/e/, /i/)

I noticed, in a Chilean speaker, that she palatalised /x/ before /e/ and /i/ (e.g. inteligente sounding like [inteliˈxʲente]). According to wikipedia, this phenomenon is distinctive of Chilean Spanish ...
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Significado y etimología de "al callo"

Al callo: Sin rodeos (Chile) Al callo: (locución adverbial, coloquial) (Chile) Directamente, sin rodeos. https://dle.rae.es/callo Al callo: 1. loc. adv. coloq. Chile. Directamente, sin rodeos. ...
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Preference of adverbial expressions against compound -mente form, in latin american regions

I am currently doing a dive into Spanish adverbs (adverbios Españoles) to better my fluency and vocab. My current main source is "Complete Spanish Grammar" 3rd Edition. It describes the ...
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No se escucha muy claramente

Necesito ayuda con -2:02 a -1:57. Creo que dice algo como "Esa justicia de la puerta seguir investigando y a poder resolvar 400 casos de robados que..." pero no tiene mucho sentido. Parece ...
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Use of "Veni"? Is it a real word?

I was teaching a high school Spanish class, and a student (who was raised in Texas, but has Mexican relatives) told me that he has heard "veni" instead of "viene". I'd like to know if this is ...
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Spanish for "link"

While listening to a podcast from SpanishPod recently, I came across this section where they were discussing the Spanish for various computer-related terms and one of the hosts gave liga as the ...
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¿De dónde proviene el acento usado en los doblajes de la voz de campesinos estadounidenses?

Es recurrente escuchar en series o películas estadounidenses que han sido dobladas al español latino el siguiente acento (desconozco si en doblaje de España lo usen también). Esto no es algo nuevo, ...
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What are exactly the "criterios de corrección idiomática"? [closed]

I'm confused about the definition of the following criteria which is used in "construcción textual". Ilación Brevedad Adecuación Coherencia Cohesión What exactly are they and how do they ...
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¿Qué lema es este?

Estaba escuchando "Andalucía nuestra" (sáb., 20 feb 2021). Al final de la entrevista, el alcalde de Algar (Cádiz) dice, "Y termino por un lema..." (35:48). Pero, no lo oí ...
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Which dialects conjugate "nosotros" differently in the indicative present and preterite (-ar verbs)?

In standard Spanish, the indicative present and preterite are conjugated identically for nosotros in -ar (and -ir) verbs: Hablamos - We speak Hablamos - We spoke However in many closely related ...
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Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v?

Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v? I understand that by the 1600s it was largely gone from Castillian Spanish, but since some other ...
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What is the difference between Spanish and Ladino?

What are the main differences between Spanish and Ladino? I thought I would be able to hear the difference in Ladino podcasts, but I don't. Both languages sound the same.
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Are there instances of 'i' meaning 'and' in Spanish?

I know 'y' and sometimes 'e' but is 'i' ever used and in what cases or countries? Is that conflation with Portuguese?
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Dime y decime ¿Son intercambiables?

En las siguientes oraciones que creé yo mismo, ¿el uso de Dime y Decime tienen el mismo significado? ¿Ambos son correctos? No llores así, no quiero verte triste. Dime / Decime todo lo que estás ...
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Accent where 'Ds' sound like 'Js'

My question comes from playing a videogame (Cyberpunk 2077) with Spanish audio settings. Quite unusually for games with such settings, it includes a wide range of accents and voice actors from across ...
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¿Qué significa "el mistolero"?

Los Hermanos Ábalos have a song El mistolero, see/listen e.g. here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl0xq9TqwFE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA1m8wtgI9E I cannot find the meaning of "el ...
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Is North Mexican Spanish perceived by others as "angry" or uneducated? [closed]

Does North Mexican Spanish sound "angry" to native speakers of Spanish from elsewhere, like the lady in this video suggests? (She's not a native speaker) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd-LSkRdAzk ...
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Cempasúchitl vs maravilla

I was reading about the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico and learned that the yellow marigold flower is a central theme in its celebrations. And I also read that it's traditionally called by its ...
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Pronunciation of the combination "st" in Spanish accents

I have noticed some people from Andalusia pronouncing the combination "st" in reverse in a word, as "ch" (for example "donde está" will sound like "donde echá"). Is it a particularity of the local ...
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reflexive vs normal form of "movement" verbs in Latin America and Spain

I red from one linguist that for verbs of movement (entrar, venir) reflexive form (entrarse) is preferred in Latin America in comparison with usual form (entrar) in Spain. But actually I didn't ...
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Se dice humareda, pero en mi vida he escuchado algo que no sea humarea

Hace unos días descubrí que la palabra humarea no existe, si no que el término correcto es humareda. Quedé bastante sorprendido, ya que jamás había escuchado a nadie decir humareda, pero sí humarea. ...
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Conmigo, contigo, consigo... connusco, convusco?

In addition to the pronouns conmigo, contigo, consigo there are the antiquated forms connusco, and convusco. These forms have been seen as outdated since at least as far back as 16111, having competed ...
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Vocabulary differences in Spain and Latin America [closed]

There are many questions on the Internet from people, wondering if they should learn Spanish from Spain vs Spanish from Latin America. There are many factors, but since I live in Europe I decided that ...
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Review of article "Why you shouldn't learn Spanish in Argentina" [closed]

Could you please comment on the short article written here? https://ordinarytraveler.com/why-you-shouldn-t-learn-spanish-in-argentina It is not that I am planning to go to Argentina to study Spanish....
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Salient features of the Norteño dialect of Mexican Spanish

What features make this dialect different from the ones spoken in the rest of Mexico? I am keen on understanding what makes a Norteño speaker stand out; i.e. pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, that ...
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How widespread is the use of "hais" instead of the correct "habeis"

After living in Andalucia, Spain, for a number of years I realised my use of "hais" for the second person informal plural (vosotros) of haber instead of "habeis" is incorrect. I don't know where I ...
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¿Hay algún acento español en el mundo en el que distingan la "b" de la "v"? [duplicate]

Me refiero a un acento que tenga todo el mundo de una región, sin contar a gente particular que la distinga por influencia extranjera.
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¿Es en algún caso "usted" descortés o excesivamente cercano?

Leyendo ¿Por qué cambiar "usted" con "tú"? y sus respuestas me ha surgido la duda de si en algún lugar el uso de usted puede tener connotaciones de excesiva ...
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¿Qué dice el gaucho típico?

Un estudiante mío quiere saber cómo se dice "yeehaw," una expresión común entre los vaqueros norteamericanos. ¿Hay un grito similar para los gauchos?
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What's that funny "illo" I keep hearing in Southern Spain?

Common case: I came to live in Southern Spain some time ago and I'm learning Spanish here. I keep hearing every once and again the word 'illo'. It seems to be used as a vocative to call people or ...
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Spanish dialects within Mexico

I am really curious to find out what specific features define the Spanish spoken in various parts of Mexico. Maybe not every single state but a more or less broad classification of Mexican dialects. I ...
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Use of "usted" to convey formality *and* affection? (in Ecuador)

My prometida (she's Ecuadorian) has occasionally referred to me as usted, but she said that in this context it can convey not only formality / respect, but also affection! I'm fascinated by this ...
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“Hierba” vs. “yerba”: ¿está equivocado el DPD?

En este excelente artículo sobre el yeísmo, Javier Álvarez explica que los orígenes del fonema /ʝ/ (que es la pronunciación estándar mayoritaria de lo que escribimos como ll o y) están en la /j/ ...
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Is it inadvisable to learn voseo-dialect Spanish?

Is it a bad idea to learn Spanish using voseo conjugations, when the rest of the Spanish-speaking world uses "tú"? Background: I reside in California. I have been exposed to Spanish for my ...
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¿Qué quiere decir "¡príngate!" en el contexto de la frase "Las tareas son de todos y de todas ¡príngate!"?

Vi la frase Las tareas son de todos y de todas ¡príngate! en una valla publicitaria en Andalucía. Trata de la importancia de que los hombres hagan su parte justa de los quehaceres en casa. A ...
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Is there a difference between "español" and "castellano"? // ¿Hay alguna diferencia entre "español" y "castellano"?

I always thought the two could be used interchangeably (meaning "the Spanish language"). But I recently got into an argument with someone where they insisted there was a difference (although I didn't ...
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¿En cuál dialecto español se pronuncia "Y" como [j]?

Yo estuve en una tienda hace tiempo, y vi una familia hablando en español sobre las cosas que iban a comprar. El padre dijo la palabra "mayonesa," y un niño hizo una mueca. Lo que me llamó la ...