Spanglish..what is it?
This is going to put me right in the dunce corner but on a recent post someone mentioned Spanglish and I have to admit I have not heard of it. Who uses it and how much is it used? I read a joke on line that said : Sopa is not soap and ropa is not rope and mantequilla is meant to kill us. I checked the dictionary for sopa and ropa (I can hear the laughter now) and then I realized that maybe this is the Spanglish they are talking about. I know it might seem unbelievable that I have not heard of it but I do not live in a Spanish area and have started learning about a month ago. Anyhow, I am wondering who uses it andhow much it is used.
For lack of the detailed explanation it is a combo of Spanish and English.
Here is the Wiki link for more detail : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanglish
I hear it more with people who are native Spanish speakers, like my husband who is from Mexico. He NEVER uses the English words "when," "for," or "but." Its not that he doesn't know them, it just seems to roll off the tounge easier I think.
Hi bryn, we actually had a thread on this topic openend by one of our star forers.
One of Adam Sandlers more questionable movies.
I love Spanglish. I know how to speak Spanish but like mentioned, it's easier sometimes. If you have a choice of more than one language, you choose the easiest and quickest word to use. I especially use Spanglish when taking notes in class. Even if the class ISN'T Spanish, it's just a way of making life easier. And more fun, ofcourse!
Spanglish is simply a mixture of English and Spanish, and it is used quiet frequently (or at least it is in my experience). My husband is constantly speaking "spanglish" and I find it down right adorable! He will make statements like (and please forgive me if I misspell anything) "Cuando you go por la store la Katie, get me some frijoles por la comeda pero don't forget to buy the ones that are more brown than black por favor." That's a prime example of Spanglish (or what I've always been told was Spanglish). It is very comman where I live to hear people speak a mixture of the two languages.