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Spanish term or phrase:Anglicismos y voces de argot
English translation:Anglicisms and slang terms
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02:24 Jul 27, 2001
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Spanish term or phrase: Anglicismos y voces de argot
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Gemma Alonso
Local time: 23:37
Anglicisms and slang terms
Explanation:
The term "argot" refers primarily to the colorful words and phrases originally coined by marginal elements of society (e.g., on the street, among gamblers, and in criminal circles). Over the years, many of these terms have worked their way up to a degree of respectability as colloquialisms (that is, slang) that are acceptable in informal speech and writing.

("voices of argot" is a very poor calque, and should be avoided!)

Hope this helps,
HC
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na +2Anglicisms and slang termsHeathcliff
naAnglicisms and voices of argotMarcus Malabad


  

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Anglicisms and voices of argot


Explanation:
Anglicisms and voices of argot


    Reference: http://www.diccionarios.com/cgi-bin/esp-engl.php?query=Angli...
    Reference: http://www.diccionarios.com/cgi-bin/dgle.php?query=argot
Marcus Malabad
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
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Anglicisms and slang terms


Explanation:
The term "argot" refers primarily to the colorful words and phrases originally coined by marginal elements of society (e.g., on the street, among gamblers, and in criminal circles). Over the years, many of these terms have worked their way up to a degree of respectability as colloquialisms (that is, slang) that are acceptable in informal speech and writing.

("voices of argot" is a very poor calque, and should be avoided!)

Hope this helps,
HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 14:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843

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