‘WiFi’ and ‘Hacker’ are Just a Couple of the New English Additions to the Spanish Dictionary

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The update of the publication, Dictionary of the Spanish Language of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), is always a cultural event. Millions of Spanish speakers rely on this great lexicon, which is in its 23rd edition.

    The new dictionary changes were presented today to the press by the director of the Academy, Jose Manuel Blecua, the academic director, Pedro Alvarez de Miranda, and the secretary general of the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language, Humberto López Morales.

    This work has 93,111 entries, an increase from the previous edition in 2001 which had 88,431 words and includes almost 19,000 ‘Americanisms’.

    For the 23rd edition, out of the 2,376 pages they have introduced 140,000 amendments affecting about 49,000 items.

    They have also included directly translated English words like burka, cyclogenesis, coach, homoparental, quad, wifi, establishment, hacker, quad, and spa. (EFE)

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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