What Are the Correct Anglicism in Spanish?

What Are the Correct Anglicism in Spanish?
Julie Parker

Julie Parker


What is syntactic and structural Anglicism?

Analyzing texts in Spanish can leave you feeling perplexed, which is why many people turn to translation service providers for assistance. There are numerous Spanish structures that are similar and sometimes identical to English. In order to express concepts in a natural way, it is imperative that you know what syntactic and structural Anglicism is.

As the years have passed, the English vocabulary has sneakily made its way into the Spanish language. With so many types of Anglicism, how do you know which ones imitate the structure of English?

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How Anglicism affect every day Spanish

Exical interference is generated between both languages. The order of the words and repetition of the pronouns can impact the clarity of the text for the reader, which is why you may consider a translation service. In Spanish, pronouns are not necessary, whereas in English they are essential for authenticity.

Focus on the correctness of the tenses

Passive voice structures tend to create general concern among language specialists, particularly when figures and percentages are used in the passage of text. To ensure the text is not difficult to understand, you should focus on the main differences, in regards to using verbs for the progressive, present and future tense.

The forms Anglicism take in Spanish

Before you can construct a piece of text that is easy to read and exhibits complete naturalness, it's a good idea to look at the forms Anglicism take in Spanish.

Sometimes, a detailed grammatical analysis is required to identify precisely what part of the text is not right. While some words and terms may be correct in the English language, cultural-linguistic patterns in Spanish can result in unnatural conciseness.

Typically, Anglicism will corrupt the following categories of a language:

  • Lexis
  • Syntax
  • Pronunciation
  • Orthography
  • Morphology

A good example
Let’s take a look at a good example of Anglicism affecting the Spanish lexis:'Su film acaba de salir'.

In English, this would mean 'his film is just out' but 'su película se acaba de estrenar' would have been a better translation. Using adverbs incorrectly, pluralizing names and decades and overusing pronouns when describing parts of the body are common examples of syntactical Anglicism.

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Julie Parker

Julie Parker

Julie Parker is the Transcription Supervisor for GMR Transcription Services, Inc, a leading U.S. transcription company based in Orange County, California. Julie has a true passion for effective verbal and written communication. She applies her passion to providing the excellent customer service and accuracy upon which GMR Transcription's clients depend. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, watching movies, and hosting dinner parties with friends.