Money in Spanish speaking countries

By Maje

A Spanish version follows.

PesosAs you know, in January, increased fuel bills and tax rises (e.g. transport, electricity and so on) can make life difficult for families, especially after all the money spent during Christmas. In short, January is a month in which many families hardly make it through the month! And this is what we call in Spain la cuesta de enero (the uphill struggle to get to the end of the month).

As for money, I presume that your students know that there are vocabulary differences between Spain and Latin America. ūüôā This week I have created an infographic about the different ways of saying¬†dinero in Spanish-speaking countries. All countries use dinero for money but they have their own slang words. Let’s learn more about it!

Dinero

Flags: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru

Do you have slang words for money in your mother tongue? Are there any differences between British and American English? Should we teach those differences in secondary school? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

Do you expose your students to various Spanish accents? At MGM we publish free news in Spanish every week using Spanish and Latin American voices, for example from Argentina, Mexico and Spain, helping students improve their listening comprehension skills.

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Durante este mes tiene lugar en Espa√Īa lo que se conoce como cuesta de enero: el mes de las subidas de precios en transportes, impuestos, recibos, etc., y el mes de la resaca econ√≥mica despu√©s de todos los gastos navide√Īos. En resumidas cuentas, un mes en el que muchas familias tienen problemas para llegar a fin de mes.¬†¬°Y esto es algo que ocurre alrededor del mundo!

Y hablando de dinero, imaginamos que vuestros alumnos saben que hay diferencias de vocabulario entre el espa√Īol de Espa√Īa y el de Sudam√©rica. Os dejamos hoy una sencilla infograf√≠a con las diferentes variantes coloquiales de la palabra dinero en varios pa√≠ses de habla hispana.

¬ŅOcurre lo mismo en vuestro idioma materno?

¬ŅEnse√Ī√°is los diferentes acentos del espa√Īol a vuestros alumnos? Para ayudaros, MGM publica semanalmente noticias en espa√Īol con audio/acentos de, ¬†por ejemplo, ¬†Argentina,¬†M√©xico ¬†y¬†Espa√Īa. ¬°Y gratis!

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