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Archive for November, 2007

The Word América Posted by on Nov 12, 2007

In skimming through TL´s Portuguese Blog I came across Christopher O’Donnell’s excellent article on the word “America” and the controversy it can spark when used incorrectly in a foreign language.  This is an important point for our Spanish-speaking audience as well, and a problem I personally faced on my first study abroad experience in Mexico…

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Lunfardo: Buenos Aires Slang Posted by on Nov 12, 2007

Argentina is largely a country of immigrants and is distinguished from its Latin American neighbors by its mainly European ethnic roots: according to the CIA’s World Fact Book, 97% of Argentines consider themselves to be of European origin. The majority of immigrants to Argentina, particularly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, hailed…

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