blaurebell wrote:AndyMeg wrote:Yes, even as a native speaker. But I usually get the unknown meanings from the context.
It's not only the vocabulary, but the whole set of cultural assumptions though.
Very interesting topic, I'll have to investigate this further. You live and learn ...
I really thought, the differences consist only of small vocabulary and grammar changes, as it is with British and American English, or with German and Austrian. I wasn't aware of the amount of cultural influence and the diversity.
Perhaps I've never thought about that in detail before. It is so much cultural difference and change in habits sometimes within one country, so this much be true in greater extent for different countries.
This is also new to me. I know many Austrians and never observed this behaviour. Funny! One of my ex-colleagues is Austrian, I know what to ask when I meet her the next timeblaurebell wrote:For example, if Austrians are in a group and one of them sees someone nobody else in the group knows, they will not say hi to that other person!
AndyMeg wrote:By the way, I'm from Colombia.
Cool, that's a country I want to visit some time because I heard so much about it's beautiful areas and because I am interested in the biodiversity and history. My dream is to do some language-learning. Some time ago I had a skype session with a tutor from Colombia (NuLengua), this inspired me to look for schools there, but it is almost to far away. Perhaps when I'll be retired.
AndyMeg wrote:Yes, it is an imitation of the american english accent. But the singers are actually from Colombia XD!
My Spanish isn't so good, that I can identify accents already, but this was obvious I hope to get better with that soon, it's surely only a matter of time and much, much input. I still have problems to identify some english accents, but my guesses tend to be right more often (at the beginning I could only differ between "understandable" and "not understandable").
Thanks for the link, the site is very interesting.AndyMeg wrote:Here is an example of the many different meanings that some slang words may have:
The Many Meanings of “Berraco”