Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday August 3, 2012
Spanish has borrowed many words from English, just as English has borrowed many from Spanish. Sometimes Spanish changes the spelling of the English to reflect how Spanish-speakers pronounce words:
Sometimes Spanish takes elements of English and makes them into words that don’t exist in English. For example, el footing is jogging. Similarly, el nick is a shortened version of nickname, and refers to your nickname, or user ID on internet sites.
Los usuarios se conocen y se interpelan mediante el nick.
Users know each other and communicate using their nicknames.
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