Learn and use Spanish in NYC. Examples of English words that contribute to a Spanish v0ocabulary that you probably already know and use everyday in English.
The word’s origins are probably African, but it came to English through Spanish.
If you live in New York, you probably use this word to describe what the rest of the country calls a corner store.
The name is first mentioned in the Spanish romance by Ordoñez de Montalvo “Exploits of Esplandián,” first published in 1510. According to Dictionary.com, the book was influential among the early Spanish explorers, who first used the name California to describe the North American territory.
In Spanish there’s an accent on the “i”, but it’s basically the same word.
Ultimately derived from the verb “cargar,” to carry.
The word came to English via Spanish, but its origin is Nahuatl, the most-spoken indigenous language of Mexico.
You may be used to calling this fresh herb by the Spanish name “cilantro,” which is now part of common use. The plant is also known by English word “coriander.”
Means the same thing in Spanish.
Means “land full of flowers” in Spanish.
The Spaniards adopted the term from the Caribs, who lived in the Caribbean islands where the tropical cyclones are common.
Another Quechua word that ended up in the English language by way Spanish.
It means the same thing in Spanish. It can also just mean “male.”
This is just a mispronunciation of “montaña,” the Spanish word for “mountain.”
It means “snow-capped peak,” so you can see how the state wound up with that name.
Pretty much the same word in Spanish, meaning laborer.
This feline variety got named in Spanish before English.
An alteration of the Spanish “rancho” adopted in the nineteenth century.
Same word in Spanish, just pronounced different. It comes from the verb “rodear,” meaning “to encircle” — a term used to describe driving cattle.
This odd word is actually a goofy mispronunciation of “vaquero,” the Spanish word for “cowboy.”
Adaptation from the article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/spanish-words-in-english_n_3155362.html#slide=2376172