Venezuelan Spanish Dictionary
Original work by
Daniel Castro Pumarega.
Translations by Tio Catire Continue reading
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(taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Venezuelan Spanish is a
dialect of the Spanish language spoken in Venezuela . It is related to the Cuban , Puerto Rican and Dominican dialects of Spanish .
Spanish was introduced in Venezuela by the conquistadors . Most of them were from Andalusia , and they brought their peculiar accent and usage of words. Others were from the Canary Islands , and because they were extremely isolated from mainland Spain , they had a distinctive accent, too. Portuguese and Italian immigrants came later.
The Spaniards additionally brought African slaves . This is the origin of expressions such as chévere (“excellent”), which comes from Yoruba ché egberi. Other non-Romance words came from Native languages, such as guayoyo (a type of coffee ) and caraota ( common bean ). Continue reading
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