It seens to me that English and Spanish share a lot of common everyday words that mean the same thing.

Like:

qué paso = what's happining or what's up

momi = mother or mommy

hasta la vista = see you later

What words are used that are actually in English that are now used in Spanish? In other words, words that need no translation between the two. This might be a question from someone from Mexico but maybe not. I am talking about words that are obvisouly in English but are now in everday use in a Spanish speaking country.
Hola Ken, los equivalentes de "mommy" en México son:



amá

mami

mamita
Ken In San JoIt seens to me that English and Spanish share a lot of common everyday words that mean the same thing.

Like:

qué paso = what's happining or what's up

momi = mother or mommy

hasta la vista = see you later

What words are used that are actually in English that are now used in Spanish? In other words, words that need no translation between the two. This might be a question from someone from Mexico but maybe not. I am talking about words that are obvisouly in English but are now in everday use in a Spanish speaking country.

First, the expression is '¿qué pasa?'. A more formal way of saying is '¿qué ocurre/sucede?'

Second, at least here in Argentina we don't say 'hasta la vista'. It seems to me that non-native speakers think that it is very common because of the film Terminator (perhaps I'm wrong in this regard).

Third, the only word I can think of now is 'shopping', in order to refer to the mall or shopping mall. Wait, 'un show' is also used. Another one is 'un break', but in this case it is also very common to employ the Spanish equivalent 'una pausa'.

Cheers,

Sextus
Ken, in Mexico is commonly saying "bye" to a friend in an informal way:

  1. áhi nos vemos
  2. áhi te ves
  3. áhi la ves
  4. áhi la estamos viendo
  5. luego nos vemos
  6. nos estamos viendo


  7. * áhi la acentuación en la palabra original es "ahí", pero en estas expresiones de despedida se ha cambiado el acento tónico a la "a" por deformación del lenguaje.