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Tu Vez Spanglish Dictionary Word Of The Day: Estop


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 a a sign. Still, estop using estop.

EX: “¡Oye, estop! Te dije que no queria tener una batalla de conquillas.”

TR: “Hey, stop! I told you I didn’t want to have a tickle fight.”

EX: “Estop! Ese es mi traje de conejo rosado.”

TR: “Stop! That’s my pink bunny suit.”

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