For my fellow brothers and sisters from Puerto Rico that want to learn more about our unique vocabulary, and the others who are wondering what are those goofy words we use sometimes, here is a cool sample of some of our common Spanish words. The following Puerto Rican Spanish audio clips are from a radio campaign called Atrévete y dilo created by the Academia Puertorriqueña de la Lengua Española. They collected all the audios in a CD of 50 radio commercials that feature more than 80 Puerto Rican Spanish words, their usage, origins and meanings. Its like having a quick Spanish lesson audio CD!
The Academia Puertorriqueña de la Lengua Española has shared 18 of these Spanish audio clips on their website and in their Facebook Page and I have organized them in this post and in our Puerto Rico Spanish Pinterest board. I believe this is an awesome, quick tool to learn more about Puerto Rican Spanish and which words are shared with other Caribbean countries.
Video adaptations of Puerto Rican Spanish audio clips from Atrévete y dilo
The following are 13 audio clips in Spanish currently available at their Facebook page. I highly recommend everybody to “LIKE” the Academia Puertorriqueña de la Lengua Española on Facebook because they are active posting constant updates, plus you will also get a lot of tips on general Spanish.
More audio on our Puerto Rico Spanish Pinterest board
I have organized all the Spanish audio clips from Atrévete y dilo in our Puerto Rico Spanish Pinterest board. Here you will find five additional clips for: avanzar, atrecho, cucubano, cocolía y coquí, monga and sato. Click to listen:
How to get the CD with all the words
This CD is only available through the Academia Puertorriqueña de la Lengua Española, so you will need to visit them in Old San Juan to buy a copy. For those like me who do not live in Puerto Rico, you can call them for availability and shipping instructions. That is what I did a couple of month ago and got mine quickly!
Check out these other Puerto Rican Spanish Slang Word articles.