Careful with ‘anglicismos’ !

English: A car park from above.

Top ten ‘English’ words invented by the Spanish

How Spanish people are reinventing Shakespeare’s tongue…

There are lots of examples – click on the pictures in the gallery too, and note the correct English in the explanation under the picture.

Anglicismos are often not real English!

Let’s ask a question:
How do you say ‘un parking’ in English?
Answer: A car park (or parking space, if not in a car park).

For example: There aren’t many free car parks in Benidorm.
You have to pay at a parking meter to park in most city-centre parking spaces.

Parking meter (ticket type)

Parking meter (ticket type)

2 thoughts on “Careful with ‘anglicismos’ !”

  1. dilano71 says:

    Reblogged this on TEFL in Spain and commented:
    My favourite is ‘footing’ – what’s wrong with jogging or running?

    1. Yes indeed 🙂

      Another amusing one was to hear ‘relax’ used as an anglicismo-noun and not as a verb: “Yes, we was [were!!] doing the relax all the weekend” instead of “Yes, we relaxed all weekend.” Arrrgh!

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