Lunfardo

Lunfardo-435px-beige1Algunas personas en Buenos Aires usan lunfardo y personas en otras partes de Argentina tal vez no sepan el lunfardo. Hay cerca de 5,000 palabras que son lunfardo. Aunque una persona puede entender el español, lunfardo puede hacerlo un poco difícil.

Cocoliche, un dialecto de los inmigrantes italianos influyó en el lunfardo. Mina se refiere a una mujer y viene de la palabra italiana femmina, laburar significa trabajar y viene de la palabra lavorare.

Otro parte de lunfardo es vesre y esta palabra viene de revés. Es cuando las letras en una palabra están cambiadas para crear una palabra nueva con el mismo sentido. Por ejemplo la palabra café en lunfardo es feca o la palabra mujer es jermu.

Some people in Buenos Aires use lunfardo and people in other parts of Argentina may not know the lunfardo. There are about 5,000 words that are lunfardo. Although a person can understand Spanish, lunfardo can make it a little difficult to understand.

Cocoliche, a dialect of Italian immigrants, influenced Lunfardo. Mina refers to a woman and comes from the Italian word femmina, laburar means to work and comes from the word lavorare.

Another part of lunfardo is vesre and this word comes from the Spanish word revés. It is when the letters in a word are changed to create a new word with the same meaning. For example the word café (coffee) in lunfardo is feca or the word mujer (woman) is jermu.

*This was really important for me to understand sine a lot of the movies I watched for my film class were based in Buenos Aires and I couldn’t understand some of the lunfardo.

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