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    Eduardo del Rio (Rius) ha recopilado buena cantidad de "slang" en "El libro de las malas palabras"...

    lo recomiendo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hebe
    If you want to compare English slang to that of other languages like Portuguese, in my opinion practically every single romance language (Spanish included) is richer in every single aspect (slang included) than English. Simply because grammar and lexical structures in most romance languages are more complex, and at the same time more flexible (there are always thousands of ways to say the same thing, and thousands of expressions that convey the same meaning). Now if you are comparing British vs. American slang .you know the old saying …British and Americans have everything in common but the language (jeje) .
    i agree...spanish has such a large vocabulary, lending itself to more variation and flexibility from country to country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJ
    I don't think you can compare slag across countries really. In different regions of the UK you can have very different slang and it changes all the time so you can't compare across languages. 'Div' was quite popular a few years ago. Lots of people use the word 'muppet' these days instead.
    Yeah, ive heard muppet in other parts too. Div I had never heard. But I do like The Streets!

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