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‘Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Language’: Coronaplauso, covidiota … The virus also spreads throughout the language | Culture

A woman consults the word coronavirus in the ‘Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Language’.David G. Folgueiras There are words that are like people. They are born, they develop, they have a family and they disappear. Or they can, to differentiate themselves from humans, live for centuries. Putting the magnifying glass on the biography of some […]

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The RAE dictionary reaches one billion queries in one year | Culture

A girl consults in the ‘Dictionary’ in April 2020 the word quarantine.JAIME VILLANUEVA The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) may not have seen itself in a long time before such a changing reality and with such a direct impact on the language and its work. If first it was the inclusion in the last update of […]

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