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10 Words In English That Are Now Totally Legit In Spanish, Too

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Spanglish is the blending of Spanish words into English. But what about echando English words into Spanish? Think about it! There are lots of English words that have found a home en español. In fact, more and more “Englishized” words are making their way into the very fancy and official Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, as well as into the way we express ourselves every single day.

Here are some examples.

Bótox

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With the accent, if you please.

Pilates

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After all, “Pilates” is the name of the dude who invented it.

Tuitear

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Not “twitterando,” because that would just sound absurd.

Dron

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A drone in Spanish is dron. That “e” overstayed its welcome, clearly.

Lonche

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It’s not comida. Not almuerzo. It’s lonche.

Chequear

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Who knows how chequear got there, but basically when someone tells you to check it out, you’d better go and chequéalo.

Parking

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¿Van a cenar en un lugar bien fancy? Better have cash for el parking.

Troca

Toy Trucks

Beep beep.

Salir del Clóset

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When a LGBTQ person comes out to their family or friends, we say “came out of the closet,” and in Spanish, it’s the same – salir del clóset. Head’s up: Clóset in Spanish is that portable wardrobe contraption. A legit closet, like the one built into the walls, is un armario.

Sandwichería

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No, it’s not a big, layered saucy torta. It’s a sangüich! And this is where you’d get one.

Quiz: Can You Guess What These Movies Are Called in Spanish?

What’s your favorite example of Englishization? Let us know!

Obama agrees to have 'cafecito' with 76-year-old lady while visiting Cuba

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Obama agrees to have ‘cafecito’ with 76-year-old lady while visiting Cuba

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Not everything about Obama’s historic visit to Cuba revolved around diplomacy, meetings with dissident leaders, and baseball. The most powerful man in the free world also made time for something that’s essential to the Cuban lifestyle: a cafecito break.

Of all things, President Obama had a Cuban pen pal before his historic trip to the island.

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Who knew pen pals were so in?! Back in February, Lleana Yarza, a 76 year-old Cuban woman, sent a letter to the President saying that she heard of his trip and would love a chance to meet him:

“I heard last night by Telesur […] that you will visit Havana in March. I could not be happier to hear this,” Yarza wrote in her her letter, noting that she drank to his victory back in 2008. “I’ve written you many times introducing myself. Also I have invited you to a cup of Cuban coffee ay my place in Vedado, if and when you finally come,” she wrote.

He actually responded!

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When the first flight carrying direct mail between the US and Cuba took off last week, it carried a very special envelope to Yarza: a letter from the President. In his letter, Obama thanked the Yarza for her continuous support and stressed that their mail exchange was part of a new chapter in Cuban-American relations.

Even more amazing? President Obama agreed to meet with Yarza!

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By the time Obama finally set foot in Cuba, the first time a U.S. President had visited the island in close to 90 years, Yarza already had her answer in hand.

Watch Yarza talk about why she started sending letters to the president below:

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