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La Idioma de Argentina

January 12, 2011

Castellan Spanish is the language spoken in Argentina. There are a few modifications though.

On my first week, my teacher kept saying “posho”, I had no idea what he was referring to. I think it was two days later when I found out that he meant chicken, as in pollo.

Here the double L is pronounced as “sh” instead of “y”. So cebolla is sebosha, en ves de seboya.

The same with “y” – Mayo would then be masho en ves de mayo.

So if your name is Yna Yazon, it will be pronounced as Sheena Shathon!

Also, to refer to the informal second person, vos is used here, not tu.

That’s all I know so far.

* artwork by my former flatmate, Maggie. Those are Lunfardo expressions (Argentine slang).

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