Spanish-pronunciation-classes

Vulgarisms in Spain

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Maybe you are with the scowl thinking that you never speak badly, that you never kick the language or the dictionary.

Or maybe you are smiling thinking that it is true, that sometimes you do not speak correctly.

That is what happens to the audience listening to the great monologuist Goyo Jiménez.

In the second 9, Goyo says: \"that Spanish way of speaking / I'm going to kick the language four times and I don't give a shit".

*I don't care about anything (colloquial Spanish of Spain)

It is clear that Goyo exaggeratesmost Spaniards do not have this attitude towards the language, but that's the point of his monologues.

What is certain is thatregardless of your mother tongue and character,

Throughout the day you speak differently depending on the person you are addressing and what you want to achieve, i.e,

you change the LINGUISTIC REGISTRY:

    • When you ask the baker for bread.
    • When you ask someone to give you passage on the bus.
    • When you talk to your child to stop flushing things down the toilet 😀
    • When you make an appointment at the dentist.
    • When you are in a work meeting, in front of one of the important bosses.
    • When you have a chat with your lifelong colleagues.

 

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Types of registration

In formal situations you use the formal record.

In these cases you use a pronunciation very good (sometimes you even make a more or less voluntary effort to pronounce "well").

Your vocabulary is varied and rich (you try to put into practice words you don't normally use but know).

Y structure your speech properly ordering your words.

In addition, you also try to be polite, courteous and not use swear words no bad-sounding words.

 

However, in familiar situations you use the rcolloquial or informal register.

In these conversations, you do little or nothing no effort to pronounce one way or another.

You use the first words that come to mind. even if they are not the most appropriate.

You do not order your speech in the best possible way, structures it on the flyIf you are not sure, you self-correct, start over or let the other person intuit what you want to say.

But, yes, you are much more expressive.

In addition to all of the above, it is very likely that at some point you will use words or expressions that are not considered correct in your language because they violate the established norm. vulgarisms.

 

VULGARISMS or kicks to the language 😉. 

Sometimes, it is difficult to recognize vulgarisms, because can be confused with colloquialisms (where there is no incorrectness).

There are many vulgarisms that you can find in the colloquial Spanish of SpainThe following is a list of some of the most common. If you have or have had contact with Spaniards, or watch Spanish-language television, have you heard any of these?

Phonetic vulgarisms

  • Addition of a vowel: amotorcycle, athen .
  • Addition or change of consonants: cod instead of codmuncho instead of much, asin instead of so.
  • Change of place of a consonant: cocreta instead of croquette.

Morphosyntactic vulgarisms

Verbs

  • Use of the infinitive instead of the imperative: shut up instead of shut up.
  • Use of the verb haber in the personal form: we have six cars.
  • Incorrect conjugation of verbs, especially irregular verbs: andó, haiga, escribido, semos...

Nexos

  • Dequeism: I think from that...

Syntax

  • Preposition of articles before proper nouns: the Pili, the Manuel...

 

 

If you are interested in the subject and want to listen to some vulgarisms, you can watch this video where they have compiled ten kicks to the dictionary of television programs.

 

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And to finish, a CRR that includes another vulgarism very typical here in southern Spain: the Manuel

Listen to the conversation, talk about a young man who has decided to become a vegetarian and the doubts his family has about whether he will gain or lose more weight than he has already lost so far. Try to locate the vulgarism, the same woman says it twice 😉.

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