Questions tagged [estados-unidos]

Preguntas sobre regionalismos y otras particularidades del español que se habla en Estados Unidos / Questions about regionalisms and other peculiarities of the Spanish spoken in the United States.

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En los EE.UU., ¿cuándo hay que usar “usted” y cuando hay que usar “tú”?

Vivo en los Estados Unidos. Aquí hay personas de todos los países hispanohablantes. Si fuimos amigos muy familiares y muy cercanos emocionalmente en el pasado, ¿ya no debo hablar de tú porque solo ...
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How has the distribution of Spanish changed over time in the US?

It's generally known that there are more Spanish speakers in the US now than, say, a generation ago. How many more? How has the number changed over time? Has the distribution changed over time? My ...
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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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Translation of “Then open the door”

I was just in Albuquerque, New Mexico and riding a local bus. The door had a sign saying (in English and Spanish) Wait for Light Then Open Door Espere la Señal, Luego Habra la Puerta. Aside ...
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¿Conjugastes los verbos así? [duplicate]

He observado en Estados Unidos que algunos latinos agregan una s a los verbos indicativos del pretérito en segunda persona: ¿Cúanto pagastes? ¿A dónde fuistes? ¿Qué ajuste lingüístico provoca tal ...
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How do you say “no backsies” in Spanish?

"No backsies" it what kids say in the U.S. when playing the game 'tag' (pilla-pilla / jugar a pillar), to prevent the person that is "it" from tagging you right back. Or, it can be said when giving a ...
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How would a US-teenage boy address his mom?

I'm writing a novel. One of the characters is a U. S. born teenage boy (living in Texas) whose mother is Mexican. Which of the following words would be more suitable for the boy to address his mom ...
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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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Cómo decir “Cheeky smile” in Spanish?

Estoy buscando una manera de decir "cheeky smile". En mi clase he usado la frase "sonrisa descarada" pero no se si hay alguna manera mejor de decirlo. En termino de dialectos, vivo en los Estados ...
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What are the pet terms for mother/father in US Spanish?

In English, we have pet terms for mother and father. For example: Mom, Dad, Mummy, Daddy, Mamma, Papa In Spanish, they have madre/padre. But do they have any pet terms as well? Does it vary between ...
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How do you say “carpet” in Mexican Spanish?

The carpet I am referring to is a large cloth that spans the entire room. It is not an area rug. I have a Mexican contractor that is renovating my house. When referring to carpet, I always say to him ...
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“Sketchy” in Spanish

How would I describe something as "sketchy" in Spanish? In the sense of something questionable or unsavory, like dark alley ways or the wrong part of town. For example in the sentence: I don't ...
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“Bueno” as hello or greeting?

In the US State I live in, I sometimes hear Spanish speakers greet one another by simply staying "Bueno". I didn't hear this when I was recently in Mexico, although I realize I may just have not ...