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TIP #109 - This tip was sent on the week: 1st - 7th Oct, 2006

109 Interesting Lexical Differences Between Iberian Spanish And American Spanish
 

This tip applies to the following programs:

• ESI Professional

Following you will find some lexical diferences between Iberian Spanish and general American Spanish:

 

English

More commonly used in Spain:

More commonly used in America:

Hair (on the head)

Cabello

Pelo

Undies

Bragas

Calzones/ Trusa

Hem

Bajo

Ruedo

Wear

Llevar

Usar (clothes, accessories)

Car

Coche

Carro

Bus

Autobús

Bus

Park

Aparcar

Parquear

Cell phone

Móvil

Celular

Computer

Ordenador

Computadora

Beans

Habas/habichuelas/judías

Frijoles

Pepper

Pimiento

Chile/ Ají (in the Caribbean Basin)

Cookie

Bizcocho

Galleta

Juice/squash

Zumo

Jugo

Hello

Diga” (when answering the phone)

Aló

Mom, dad

Madre, padre

Mamá, papá

Toilet

Lavabo, váter

Baño

Mincemeat

Picadillo

Carne molida

Baby-sitter

Canguro

Niñera, niñero

Money

Dinero

Plata

Maid

Asistenta/ criada

Empleada doméstica/ Mucama

Flat

Piso

Apartamento

     
   
 

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