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[*] posted on 2-16-2021 at 09:18 AM
I swear!


Today's Spanish word of the day from Transparent Language was "palabrota", which is translated to "swearword" in English. I had always heard the Spanish word "grosería", or simply "mala palabra", but never "palabrota". I'm curious to know what word is most commonly used in Mexico.

Curiously, Spanishdict.com mentions that a colloquialism used in Spain is "taco", as in "El conductor estaba furioso y soltó una serie de tacos." Sounds delicious! :lol:




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[*] posted on 2-16-2021 at 10:03 AM


You are gonna have to make a new website. Today's Spanish-Mexican word of the day.




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[*] posted on 2-16-2021 at 10:26 AM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
You are gonna have to make a new website. Today's Spanish-Mexican word of the day.


I would be all over that. I'm fascinated by regional differences in language. As a native New Yorker living in New England, I've been able to distinguish between Boston, the "North Shore", "Southie" and the "Cape and Islands" dialect made (in)famous by the Kennedys.




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[*] posted on 2-16-2021 at 10:38 AM


Having spent some time in Spain "palabrota" is commonly used.
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[*] posted on 2-16-2021 at 11:36 AM


tacos everywhere!



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[*] posted on 2-16-2021 at 12:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
tacos everywhere!


Pretty funny that "tacos" would be synonymous with swear words, but perhaps that speaks to how common both are in Spain. :wow:




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[*] posted on 2-16-2021 at 02:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by pauldavidmena  
Pretty funny that "tacos" would be synonymous with swear words, but perhaps that speaks to how common both are in Spain. :wow:

Funny thing about "taco" which most English speakers associate with a Mexican dish composed of tortillas and meat, is that the word has a much broader meaning, mostly about shape. :coolup:


That is one versatile word!




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[*] posted on 2-18-2021 at 01:13 PM


yet tortillas in spain are a different thing than in Latin America
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[*] posted on 2-18-2021 at 03:14 PM


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yet tortillas in spain are a different thing than in Latin America


I remember having a tortilla served to me in Spain and thinking "this is an omelet".




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[*] posted on 2-18-2021 at 05:45 PM



somewhere i have a book on that topic regarding the Spanish language as spoken in a load of different areas. lots of opportunities for misunderstanding.
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[*] posted on 2-18-2021 at 05:48 PM


I laugh when I hear gringos say they are going for grocerias..thinking it means groceriesinstead of potty mouth!

On the taco front...Taco de Ojo is eye candy!




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[*] posted on 2-18-2021 at 05:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by pauldavidmena  
Pretty funny that "tacos" would be synonymous with swear words, but perhaps that speaks to how common both are in Spain. :wow:

Funny thing about "taco" which most English speakers associate with a Mexican dish composed of tortillas and meat, is that the word has a much broader meaning, mostly about shape. :coolup:


excellent link.
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