Mexican Spanish


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Mexican Spanish

n.
The Spanish language as used in Mexico.

Mex′ican Span′ish


n.
Spanish as used in Mexico. Abbr.: MexSp
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Noun1.Mexican Spanish - the dialect of Spanish spoken in MexicoMexican Spanish - the dialect of Spanish spoken in Mexico
Spanish - the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
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One of Peninsular Spanish's more distinctive qualities is the use of the plural informal "vosotros," a grammatical structure rarely used in colloquial Mexican Spanish.
Castro added that they don't dub telenovelas into Spanish versions that are different from their own because Mexican Spanish is easily understood by viewers in all Spanish-speaking markets.
His study demonstrates that despite the fact that people lack knowledge about the ILs of Mexico and about their lexical contribution to Mexican Spanish, they regard ILs as historical and cultural symbols; paradoxically, they believe ILs should be preserved, although they claim ILs are not useful in the modern world.
Combining a functional and cognitive approach to grammar, this article explores the ways in which men and women use the optional pronominal form of the Spanish verb salire(se) 'to leave' in Mexican Spanish.
He said: "The contract involves many languages, including Portuguese, Greek, Croatian, Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Dutch and Mexican Spanish.
RealSpeak offers a single, standardized application programming interface (API) that enables the deployment of speech-enabled applications in 19 languages: US and UK English, German, French, Dutch & Belgian Dutch, Castilian and Mexican Spanish, Italian, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Danish and Cantonese & Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
In the case of Mexico, discourse about language has also been of great ideological importance in the national project; while advocating Mexican Spanish as authentic and valid against the European "norm," there has been an attempt to maintain especially its lexical integrity against both national and foreign popular influences.
Two variables, voseo (use of second person pronoun vos and its corresponding morphology) and transitive andar (use of andar to mean 'carry something on one's person'), are compared in sociolinguistic interviews conducted by a speaker of Mexican Spanish among four groups of Salvadoran Spanish speakers.
In the present study, intonational differences are examined at the local pitch-accent level with a larger corpus of Mexican Spanish.
How well I know Mexican Spanish (or how well he knows Mexican Spanish) is not worth pursuing, but I don't know any translator who doesn't work from a dictionary, and if Schwartz found me too clever by more than half, I would answer that Paz's sinuous, thought-provoking, and idiosyncratic Spanish demands more than equivalences.
The most important aspect of the Diccionario are the many terms with meanings not only common to the Hispanic world but also features of everyday Mexican Spanish.
Its name means "high cornfield" in Mexican Spanish, but Milpa Alta has become the nopal capital of the world, producing 280,000 metric tons last year worth some US$63 million, according to the Agriculture Ministry.