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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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¿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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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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¿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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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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¿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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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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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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¿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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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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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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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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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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¿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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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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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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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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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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¿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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¿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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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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“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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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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¿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 ...
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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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Is "gomitar" a real word?

One sometimes hears children say gomitar in place of vomitar. Is this a valid word in any dialect of Spanish, or is it just a mistake that children make?
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Uso de "Y" en lugar de "que" en Mexico para cláusulas subordinadas

Muchas veces en México he oído que se dice algo así: "Ójala y llueva mañana." Por supuesto en español formal debería ser: "Ójala que llueva mañana." Mi pregunta es la siguiente. ¿Cómo ...
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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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Is "tranquilar(se)" still used to mean "tranquilizar(se)" in any Spanish dialects?

English learners of Spanish sometimes say1 "tranquílate" in place of the more usual "tranquilízate", presumably due to the influence of the adjective tranquila/o and/or the English cognate tranquil (...
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Best way to tell the difference between the different 'flavours' of Spanish

Having just recently taken up Spanish and connecting with lots of people from Spanish speaking countries lately (as is the case when you are in blockchain/cryptocurrency circles), I find myself not ...
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¿Tiene la palabra "sanata" uso fuera del español rioplatense?

Según un sitio en internet, "sanata" es una palabra de origen argentino que se usa en Argentina y Uruguay (dialecto español rioplatense). ¿Tiene esta palabra uso fuera de estos países? ¿Puedes ...
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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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Artículo + posesivo + sustantivo en "compré cojines para 'la mi cama'". ¿Un rasgo sociolingüístico?

Recién tuve una conversación por WhatsApp con una amiga. Ella es de Guatemala, clase media y con formación académica, y en un momento de la conversación usó la siguiente estructura: Compré dos ...
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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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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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Spanish dialect that omits some “s”s

I am watching La casa de papel (in Spanish with subtitles in my language because my Spanish is not that good), and I have noticed that two characters, father and son (Moscú and Denver, for those who ...
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The laminal and apical sibilants in Spanish: Where can I get some good recordings? [duplicate]

Primero mi pregunta en español: Los sibilantes laminales y apicales en español: ¿Dónde puedo conseguir algunas buenas grabaciones? Details in English: I've been a student of Spanish for some time ...
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Which parts of México pronounce “ll” (like in tortilla) as “j” instead of “y”?

I learned to pronounce “ll” like the “y” in yes, but I know others who pronounce it like the “j” in jelly. I’ve noticed for ESL speakers this can also affect their ability to pronounce certain ...
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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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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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Gentilicio para Austria ¿Qué determina el empleo de una u otra forma?

Después de una jornada en Portugal donde pasé unos días en un grupo que incluía, entre otros, una mujer de Austria. En portugués, la palabra es austríaca, y al llegar a España y hablar de este grupo (...
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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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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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Different use of tenses in Iberian vs South American (and/or Andean) Spanish

Are the tenses in Iberian vs Central/South American Spanish used differently? I know there are a lot of Spanish variants spoken in the Andes, for example. Do all of them use the present perfect (yo he ...
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¿A qué se debe la aparición de la forma "aynno" en textos del siglo XIV?

Buscando información para esta respuesta a la pregunta sobre el origen de la expresión "al fin y al cabo", me encontré con la forma aynno para "año". Buscando el término en el CORDE, me salen cientos ...
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