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How does a Mexican speak?
The reduced vocabulary of interviewers and interviewees on radio and TV in Baja California Sur, is not unusual in our state as at the national level the typical Mexican uses on average 200 to 500 words, always the same ones, and with this carries out his daily communications. Out of 300,000 possible common use words, according to the Spanish Academy, which says that of this total, "17% are nouns, adjectives, articles, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, adverbs, interjections, etc. and 83% are verbs, their conjugations and new words."

A study from the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City showed that "Mexican university students make poor use of the Spanish language and have a poor daily vocabulary of just 200 words."

Some of the recurring terms, says the Iberoamericana University study are "mexicanismos" like "güey, to say an individual, "neta" for the truth, "chido" for excellent or sensational, "onda" to refer to a matter or theme, for example.

Mexico has the lowest level of book reading in the world, with 1.8 books per year per person. In a study by UNESCO, among 108 countries, Mexico is in 107th place in number of books read.
Más vale pocos pelos, pero bien peinados.


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