Spanish Word of the Day
Wednesday September 17, 2014

nick, noun:

Spanish has borrowed many words from English, just as English has borrowed many from Spanish. Sometimes Spanish changes the spelling of the English to reflect how Spanish-speakers pronounce words:

un cóctel
a cocktail

un eslogan
a slogan

Sometimes Spanish takes elements of English and makes them into words that don’t exist in English. For example, el footing is jogging. Similarly, el nick is a shortened version of nickname, and refers to your nickname, or user ID on internet sites.

Los usuarios se conocen y se interpelan mediante el nick.
Users know each other and communicate using their nicknames.

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