PinPoint Spanish: Insights into Mexican Spanish

Learn about the context and nuances of Mexican Spanish language usage with this PinPoint Spanish series

Learn about the context and nuances of Mexican Spanish language usage with this PinPoint Spanish series

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Matching People and Place Names in Mexico

Each state in Mexico has its corresponding gentilic —adjectives that describe people's place of origin— and some also have nicknames. Here's a guide through the nomenclature

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A Saying For Every Occasion

Mexico has a wide variety of sayings, maxims, or phrases —some of Mexican origin, and others evidently not— and all are supposed to convey truths that admit no argument

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A Word on Behalf of Spanish Grammar

Mastery of any language —including Spanish— requires a combination of spoken, reading and writing skills as well as knowledge of its grammar

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A Superlative Ending

A versatile Mexican Spanish suffix used as a kind of superlative for nouns can create a word that almost does the work of an entire sentence

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¿Me Entiendes, o Me Explico?

An exercise by BBC Mundo showed the most annoying expression across the Spanish-speaking world is "¿me entiendes?"

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Variation on a Theme

The Spanish verb "poder" can also be a cause of many headaches for Spanish speakers learning English