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1. 10 Examples of Spanish Slang Words and Phrases Used in Cuba

2. Cuban Spanish characteristics

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Quick Guide to Cuban SpanishQuick Guide to Cuban Spanish
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Concise Bilingual Dictionary of Special Idioms, Phrases and Word Combinations: Diccionario bilingüe y conciso de giros, modismos y frases especiales
"This dictionary constitutes a valuable little gem in the fields of bilingualism, translation, folklore and communication across cultures: All entries are presented, explained and translated in English and in Spanish; It goes from recording Afro-Cuban traits to depicting deeply rooted Hispanic customs and traditions. A very special feature is that it facilitates the English speaker's comprehension of those aspects that are idiosyncratic to other cultures. This work also contributes to a better understanding of the Cuban Spanish variant, sometimes surprisingly close to that from Spain and other Central, South and Caribbean Spanish-speaking countries. This appealing dictionary will hopefully contribute to a better understanding not only between Spanish and English speakers but also among speakers of the Spanish language."

Diccionario mayor de cubanismos
"This extraordinarily useful work is the result of years of painstaking and detailed intellectual labor. As one who learned Spanish as a second language, I have relied on all sorts of Spanish dictionaries for four decades. Now even the most demotic speech in Cuban literature is accessible. This reference tool would be useful for Puerto Rican and Dominican texts as well. Sánchez-Boudy illustrates the varying usage of words and shows how even standard or common Latin American expressions may vary in popular speech. He anticipates subtle questions with aplomb and foresight. This kind of specialized scholarship is required to make the extensive variations of the Spanish language available to both those whose first language is not Spanish and to Spanish speakers from other areas. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries." In Spanish only.

Cubaneando: Diccionario Cubano - Español
Cubaneando no es un catauro de cubanismos, Cubaneando viene siendo una caterva con palabras de mucho valor, muy cubanas y otras castellanas, pero empleadas con mucha frecuencia en la verborrea del cubano. Cubaneando está hecho fundamentalmente comparando palabras que en Cuba significan una cosa y en México, otra, también tuve en cuenta a otros países, pero en menor escala. Vaya Cubaneando a todas aquellas personas interesadas en conocer la forma de hablar de una gran parte del pueblo cubano, para no generalizar, y encuentren algo novedoso e interesante como sucede con los conceptos de las palabras, ‘papaya’ o ‘guajiro’"

Así habla Cuba: Sus dichos populares
Una recopilación de más de 3,000 cubanismos con sus significados que inducen a recordar y sonreir.

Diccionario de cubanismos más usuales

Diccionario del español de Cuba
"La seleccion de elementos lexicos descritos en los diccionarios de esta nueva serie obedece a una combinacion de criterios estrictamente aplicados, entre los que destacan los siguientes: se tiene en cuenta solo vocabulario de uso en el respectivo pais americano; se incluyen solo elementos lexicos de uso actual; se registran exclusivamente unidades lexicas del respectivo pais de America que presentan alguna diferencia de uso frente al espanol tal como se habla y se escribe en la Peninsula Iberica."

Diccionario cubano de habla popular y vulgar
"Cuban sayings are sometimes hard to understand. This book clears up a lot of the cultures everyday talks. Presented in a dictionary style format, reference becomes easy." In Spanish only.

Diccionario popular cubano

Estudios de la lexicografía y léxico cubanos
"A través del análisis de la ideología en el diccionario, el estudio de los arcaísmos léxicos en el español de Cuba, el trazado del panorama geolectal de las voces cubanas, la revisión del diccionario contrastivo de esta variante espacial isleña o aproximación de los nombre de Cuba en el siglo XVI, el lector de este volumen colectivo podrá conocer mejor algunos aspectos de esta variante lingüística; explicados, además, por quienes se hallan más próximos a esta realidad del habla, como los investigadores del Instituto de Literatura y Lingüística con sede en La Habana."
Dímelo, pero en cubano
"This is a book of Cuba slang, or the way Cubans used to employ refrains in their daily talk, back in the 1940's and 1950's. Each adage includes its meaning in the Spanish language." In Spanish only.

Diccionario de refranes populares cubanos
"Presenta por materias los refranes y dichos populares cubanos. Con ilustraciones de caricaturistas clasicos cubanos."

Diccionario de piropos populares cubanos
"Este libro constituye la recopilacion mas importante de las formas de hablar del cubano en la historia de la Isla."


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Cuba Spanish Slang Diccionario Argot Cubano

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Cuban Spanish Slang Cuban Spanish Granma Index

El español nuestro del periódico Granma
This index of articles corresponds to the section “El español nuestro” covering topics of general Spanish as well as Cuban Spanish. Check the archives with articles published since 2008.


Cuba Spanish Slang Cuban Dichos

Cuban dichos iOS App

App description:
• Access over 250 definitions, expressions and phrases from the old and new generation of Cubans (Spanish-English)
• Search for any word or phrase and receive a list of matching terms
• Get a “Word of the Day” every time you launch the app
• Random word support – tap to view a random phrase
• Bookmark your favorite sayings for easy access
• Sharing support via Facebook, Twitter, SMS and Email

Cuba Spanish Slang AppCuban Spanish Phrases and Lessons (Miami-Cuban)

“Learn over 600 useful phrases recorded in crystal clear audio by a native Cuban Spanish speaker in Florida. Learn words and phrases with Flashcards (flip to see the English) or Study Cards (shows everything on one card). Most entries have grammatical or cultural notes.”



Cuba Spanish Slang Flashcards

Cuban Spanish Flashcard Sets


Academia Cubana de la Lengua

Cuban News in English: Granma
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