San Juan Slang

San Juan Slang
San Juan Slang

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Even travelers who are fluent in Spanish often find themselves scratching their heads when confronted with San Juan slang. Because of Puerto Rico's complicated history as a Spanish colony and, later, as a U.S. commonwealth, numerous historical and cultural influences have shaped the local lingo in San Juan.

San Juan slang is primarily a hybrid of Spanish and American English. Here are ten San Juan slang terms and phrases you're likely to encounter during your visit to the island.


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