Ten brilliantly useful words English 'stole' from Spanish
The Local · 22 Aug 2016, 15:00
Published: 22 Aug 2016 15:00 GMT+02:00
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There's no doubt about it: English has giant vocabulary, and it's partly because English speakers are more than happy to 'steal' words from other languages.
In fact, the English language has an amazing number of 'borrowings' from languages as diverse as Afrikaans (think aardvark) and Tamil (candy).
And after centuries of cross-cultural exchanges English has also nabbed many wonderful words from Spanish.