Example sentences for: pochismos

How can you use “pochismos” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Some examples of pochismos are yonque for “junk,” tichar for “to teach,” and carro for “car.”

  • See also Agringado; Caló; Pochismos

  • Examples of some pochismos are words such as parkear, meaning to park (the car), and wachar, meaning to watch (hay te wacho, “I’ll see you”), also spelled guachate, meaning “watch out.”

  • Many English and Spanish words that have become altered by the opposite language, through cultural contact, are called pochismos.

  • Chicano novelists and poets have consciously incorporated the use of pochismos in literary works to reinforce the precarious cultural and linguistic status of Chicanos in American society.


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