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What event in life introduced you to a whole new vocabulary? Going away to college, having a child, renovating a home, or even getting diagnosed with a medical condition often exposes us to huge bundles of new words. If you’re renovating a house for example, suddenly a whole slew of new words muscles its way into your vocabulary, such as backsplash, shoe molding, quarter-sawn oak, sconce, grout, and bullnose. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • Oh my God! I am so familiar with this. I am a Spanish-speaker from Puerto Rico and when I was a kid, I used to watch a TV program from Mexico called El Chavo del 8. At that moment I was not aware of how many words I learned that are not used in Puerto Rico. For example: agotar, agujetas, coche, chabacanos, chirimoya, balón, aventar… and list continues on and on.

    The list was so long that I wrote and published a list of 101 words from that program and the Puerto Rican equivalent http://www.speakinglatino.com/101-mexican-spanish-words-i-learned-watching-el-chavo-del-8/

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