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Tag: Tu Vez Spanglish Dictionary Word Of The Day

Tu Vez Spanglish Dictionary Word Of The Day: Estop


January 05, 2012 

Estop Verb: The English word “stop” with an “e” at the front to give it a Spanish accent. In the United States and Spain, stop signs say “stop”. In other Spanish speaking countries they use the correct word, “alto”. It was only natural for this word to creep into the language seeing it everyday on….

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Tu Vez Spanglish Dictionary Word Of The Day: Hapi News Jeers


December 29, 2011 

Hapi News Jeers Expression: The traditional holiday wish of Happy New Year pronounced with a heavy Spanish accent. First of all, the proper thing to say is Feliz Año Nuevo or Prospero Año Nuevo. There’s even a Jose Feliciano song about it.  Secondly, why would you want to wish someone “Jeer”? That means “Boo!” You….

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Tu Vez Spanglish Dictionary Word Of The Day: Cuquear


December 22, 2011 

Cuquear Verb: This abomination comes from the English word cooking mixed with the familiar -ear ending denoting an action. The correct word is cocinar. If you know that a kitchen is a cocina, then why would would you say you are cuquiando? Wouldn’t make more sense to say you are COCINANDO in the COCINA? Think….

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Tu Vez Spanglish Dictionary Word Of The Day: Frijidairé


December 15, 2011 

Frijidiaré Noun: A way of referring to a refrigerator by calling it by a bastardized pronunciation of Frigidaire. Apparently, Frigidaire was one of the first companies to sell refrigerators in Latin America. People started calling it by a mispronunciation of the brand name. The correct way of saying refrigerator is refrigeradora or nevera, which are….

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Tu Vez Spanglish Dictionary Word Of The Day: Picko


December 08, 2011 

Picko Noun: This is the English word pickup, as in pickup truck. Often heard in places like the South and Midwest where every other car is a pickup. The correct Spanish word is camioneta or camionera. It’s so very very stupid sounding when people say picko. For all we know you are talking about a….

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