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Top ten ‘English’ words made in Spain: Part 2

Top ten 'English' words made in Spain: Part 2
Anybody fancy going 'puenting' aka bungee jumping? Photo: Tomas Cuba
When it comes to adapting the English to their own needs, the Spaniards are masters. In our latest picture gallery, The Local takes a look at ten more 'English' words that people in Spain have made their own.

Have you heard any Spanish words that sound strangely familiar? Well that's because they probably are.

"Peeling" , and "el Face" are just some of the words Spaniards have 'stolen' from English and used to suit their own purposes.

But while the spellings might be the same as in English, the meanings are often not what you'd expect.

Read on to see The Local's gallery of Ten more 'English' words invented by the Spanish.


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