Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Many people who live in Chihuahua who do not speak English can speak Spanglish.  There are many reasons for this:
  • American movies play in English with Spanish subtitles in the cinemas.
  • The city's most popular radio station plays almost exclusively English music.
  • Anyone with a satellite can watch English television.
  • There are a lot of Spanish words that are similar to English
Spanish people who speak Spanglish speak with more Spanish than English.  I, on the other hand, speak Spanglish with more English than Spanish.

I'm amazed at how I can understand and be understood.  There are times now when I don't know whether I'm speaking Spanish or English.  That's because I'm combining the two languages.  

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