'The Dummies' Guide to texting in Spanish
Alex Dunham · 30 Apr 2014, 09:25
Published: 29 Apr 2014 09:25 GMT+02:00
Updated: 30 Apr 2014 09:25 GMT+02:00
Spaniards may love face-to-face communication but keeping in touch via text message is a lot more common than you may have thought.
With the appearance of free messaging service Whatsapp, 20 million Spaniards are now glued to their mobiles, speed-texting away to their hearts’ content.
And, as in most countries around the world, a new sub-language known as ‘netspeak’ has emerged in Spain, a form of written slang which non-native speakers may struggle to grasp.
Not to worry though, this brief breakdown of the most common Spanish abbreviations used online and in mobile messaging will have you sounding fluent in no time, at least on screen.