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What's that funny "illo" I keep hearing in Southern Spain?

Indeed, if you came to live to Southern Spain (the Andalusian region), probably you'll be hearing that word a lot, depending on the city you are living in. You may hear it more often in Sevilla, but ...
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I'm an English-speaking American relearning Spanish -- which dialect do I choose?

According to this source, Mexican Spanish (actually ten dialects of Mexican Spanish from different parts of Mexico!) is the most spoken dialect of Spanish in the United States, followed by Caribbean ...
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Uso de "Cada" sin nada detrás

Sí, se puede, pero ha caído en gran desuso. Este artículo que menciona el origen del uso — no es simplemente cada vez que sin la palabra vez, la forma cada vez que vino después. También es notado en ...
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¿Qué significa "el mistolero"?

"Mistolero" means "Santiagueño" (from Santiago del Estero, Argentina). "Gato santiagueño" is a variant (as danced in Santiago) of the Gato, a traditional folkloric dance. ...
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Vocal epentética en el infinitivo del español colombiano

A falta de una respuesta más académica, recojo aquí lo más relevante de lo que se ha dicho en los comentarios, más alguna cosa que he investigado en el intertanto. Si se juzga oportuno, lo podemos ...
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Why does Colombian sound so different from Mexican?

They sound different, simply put, because Spanish is an evolving language. To address why could be difficult because there are many factors: isolation, exposure to other languages, development of ...
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I'm an English-speaking American relearning Spanish -- which dialect do I choose?

First, most Spanish speakers very much enjoy communicating with Spanish speakers from other countries or regions. One can enjoy the feeling of speaking slightly differently but still understanding ...
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Pronunciation of the combination "st" in Spanish accents

This affrication of /st/ is indeed particular to Western Andalusian: An affricated dentoalveolar stop [ts] (listo [ˈlitso]) has been described as a variant of /st/-clusters. This sound is ...
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Gentilicio para Austria ¿Qué determina el empleo de una u otra forma?

El Diccionario panhispánico de dudas tiene una entrada sobre esto: -íaco -ca o -iaco -ca. 1. Sufijo que forma adjetivos que indican relación con lo designado por el sustantivo base: elegíaco o ...
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Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v?

Puerto Rican Spanish As mentioned in this Linguistics SE question, a study on Puerto Rican Spanish speakers showed that they pronounce orthographic "v" /b/ as [v] more than half the time, ...
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Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v?

Short answer: no. Long answer: it is possible to hear the sound [v] as an allophone (that is, alternate) for /b/, but you won't hear it in any way systematically between the written letters b and v. ...
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Why does Colombian sound so different from Mexican?

The same reason British, American and Australian English (among others) sounds different. People from different regions tend to develop their own accent, and with time maybe their own dialect or "...
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Which parts of México pronounce “ll” (like in tortilla) as “j” instead of “y”?

ᴛᴏᴏ ʟᴏɴɢ, ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ ʀᴇᴀᴅ The short story is that Spanish speakers’ habit of pronouncing English yellow like jello is not about the region but rather about what happens to that sound whenever it shows up ...
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Dime y decime ¿Son intercambiables?

Respuesta rápida Ambos son correctos. Dime es el más extendido en América y España. Decime se usa solo en algunos paises de America del Sur. Respuesta detallada 1.1) Diferencia? Decime es un voseo, ...
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¿Es "tronco" una grosería en Hispanoamérica?

En Colombia no es una grosería. Es un sinónimo de lerdo, lento. Es antónimo de ágil. Por ejemplo: Ese es un equipo de troncos... Refiriéndose a un equipo de jugadores de fútbol, indica que el ...
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¿A qué se debe la aparición de la forma "aynno" en textos del siglo XIV?

En este caso, resulta que la Wikipedia tenía la respuesta. El navarroaragonés era una lengua romance hablada en el valle del Ebro durante la Edad Media. Dentro del navarroaragonés hubo varios ...
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“Hierba” vs. “yerba”: ¿está equivocado el DPD?

He leído que la claridad de la distinción varía entre diferentes regiones según la pronunciación de y y ll: The greater the phonetic distance between the strongest realization of ʝ and a pure ...
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Different use of tenses in Iberian vs South American (and/or Andean) Spanish

Yes. I am focusing in the present perfect and its usage in comparison with the simple present. From El perfecto simple y el perfecto compuesto en Hispanoamérica: la inclusión o exclusión del ahora de ...
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Use of "usted" to convey formality *and* affection? (in Ecuador)

I do not know much about Ecuadorian way of speaking but since you asked about Colombia let me say this. We mainly use two forms: Usted and Vos. (there are many questions on this site about tuteo and ...
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Vocabulary differences in Spain and Latin America

I have to fully agree with Stephanie S's answer you link. I am a native from Spain and I often have interactions with Latin American speakers. My experience is that there is no problem understanding ...
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How widespread is the use of "hais" instead of the correct "habeis"

I am not a linguist, but I am a user of the word "hais". I think its origin is related to the Leonese "heis". My family comes from Extremadura, a land with historical Leonese influence. But I was born ...
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Uso de "Cada" sin nada detrás

No, no es correcto. Comprueba los usos de "cada" en la web de la RAE. Cada suele funcionar como adjetivo, por lo que necesita algo a lo que adjetivar y en esa frase no lo hay. Lo más probable es que ...
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¿Es "tronco" una grosería en Hispanoamérica?

Es el equivalente a decir en Argentina "es de madera". Como dijo otro comentario, es porque son lentos, o directamente y hablando mas general, no es bueno en lo que está haciendo.
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Use of "usted" to convey formality *and* affection? (in Ecuador)

It seems that the use of "usted" to indicate affection is quite frequent in several countries in Latin America. At a footnote on page 8 of this paper, I have found this statement belonging ...
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Se dice humareda, pero en mi vida he escuchado algo que no sea humarea

Sí este fenómeno (síncopa / elisión / pronunciación relajada) ocurre fuera de Andalucía.1 Se puede encontrar en algunos dialectos de Valencia,2 las Canarias,3 y Madrid.4 5 Y mas allá en los dialectos ...
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Is North Mexican Spanish perceived by others as "angry" or uneducated?

Does North Mexican Spanish sound "angry" to native speakers of Spanish from elsewhere? It's true that I have not spent a huge amount of time in northern Mexico, but I still would venture an answer to ...
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Uso de "Y" en lugar de "que" en Mexico para cláusulas subordinadas

Contestando a tu segunda pregunta, de seguro hay otros países que usan las dos formas, siendo la segunda mas formal en gramática. "Ojala y todos estén bien" - "Ojala que todos estén bien" Ambas se ...
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¿En cuál dialecto español se pronuncia "Y" como [j]?

J.G. Moreno (1994) y J. Matluck (2003) argumentan que en algunas regiones de México, ll e y se convierten en prepalatales fricativas sonoras cuando están entre dos vocales, excepto cuando están antes ...
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Review of article "Why you shouldn't learn Spanish in Argentina"

The article you link is a single data point, i. e., the experience of a single person, and it should be treated as such. Furthermore, most of it does not apply to you, because you are not focusing on ...
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What are the main varieties of Castillan Spanish in the world?

One of my favorite things about Spanish is that, unlike English or Portuguese which are effectively bicentric languages — two primary standards, with any other dialects exerting very little influence ...
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