What words have a Spanish origin?
Spanish loanwords with indigenous origin
- Avocado – Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacat.
- Chili – chilli.
- Chocolate – Spanish chocolate, from Nahuatl xocolatl meaning «hot water»
- Cocoa – from the Spanish cacao, from Nahuatle cacáhuatl.
- Guacamole – via American Spanish from Nahuatl ahuaca-molli («avocado sauce»)
What are some words from Spanish?
Basic Spanish Words
- Hola = Hello.
- Adiós = Goodbye.
- Por favor = Please.
- Gracias = Thank you.
- Lo siento = Sorry.
- Salud = Bless you (after someone sneezes)
- Sí = Yes.
- No = No.
What Spanish words are used in English?
Spanish Words That Are Used in English
- 3. California.
Which word did Spanish adopt from other languages?
Spanish Words Assimilated Into English
- adios (from adiós)
- adobe (originally Coptic tobe, “brick”)
- alcove (from Spanish alcoba, originally Arabic al-qubba)
- alfalfa (originally Arabic al-fasfasah. …
- alligator (from el lagarto, “the lizard”)
- alpaca (animal similar to a llama, from Aymara allpaca)
In a sense, English and Spanish are cousins, as they have a common ancestor, known as Indo-European. And sometimes, English and Spanish can seem even closer than cousins, because English has adopted many words from French, a sister language to Spanish.
What are the 100 most common Spanish words?
The 100 Most Common Words in Spoken Spanish
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Is banana a loanword?
The word banana came to English through Spanish or Portuguese, who themselves borrowed it from a West African language. The banana itself was introduced to South and Central America from Africa in the 1500s. Novel comes from the Italian word ‘novella’ and originally meant ‘new story’.
What are 10 English words that come from Spanish?
- alligator — el lagarto (“the lizard”)
- armadillo — “little armored one”
- barracuda — possibly from barraco (“snaggletooth”)
- bronco — “rough”
- burro — “donkey”
- cockroach — anglicization of cucaracha.
- mosquito — literally, “little fly”
- mustang — mustango, from mesteño (“untamed”)