HomeQ&AIn what countries or regions is culebra favored over serpiente when referring to a snake?

In what countries or regions is culebra favored over serpiente when referring to a snake?

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Hay muchas víboras/serpientes/culebras en el monte.

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updated NOV 11, 2009
posted by bdsmith

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Welcome to the Forum, bdsmith! grin

The three words you are asking about are slightly different from each other, just like the English words: vipers, serpents and snakes. So they would be used in different contexts. I'm not sure if one is favored over another simply by region, although it is possible. Here are links to the SpanishDict definitions:

culebra

serpiente

víbora

And here is the RAE definition of each word:

culebra

serpiente

víbora

In those definitions you'll see notes indicating whether it is used a certain way by region.

We look forward to having you around! wink

updated NOV 11, 2009
edited by chaparrito
posted by chaparrito
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