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El español es un idioma hermoso …

Do “Bravo, rodeo, pronto, marijuana, mustang” — belong to English or Spanish?

They belong to both. English has expanded over the years through assimilation of words from other tongues.

Many Spanish words have come to English from three primary sources:

Mexican and/or Spanish cowboys working in what is now the U.S. Southwest.

Words of Caribbean origin entered English by way of trade.

Names of food/dishes.

Many meaning of the words were altered upon entering English, often by adopting not a narrower meaning than in the original language.

A few words that are quite frequently used are given below:


Used to express farewell.

adobe (originally Coptic tobe, “brick”)

A structure built with this type of brick.


An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.


A person or animal lacking normal pigmentation, with the result being that the skin and hair are abnormally white or milky and the eyes have a pink or blue iris and a deep-red pupil.

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