What are some English words that are borrowed from Spanish?

These include:

  • Avocado – Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacat.
  • Chili – chilli.
  • Chocolate – Spanish chocolate, from Nahuatl xocolatl meaning «hot water»
  • Cocoa – from the Spanish cacao, from Nahuatle cacáhuatl.
  • Guacamole – via American Spanish from Nahuatl ahuaca-molli («avocado sauce»)

What Spanish words are in English?

Spanish Words Assimilated Into English

  • adios (from adiós)
  • adobe (originally Coptic tobe, “brick”)
  • aficionado.
  • albino.
  • alcove (from Spanish alcoba, originally Arabic al-qubba)
  • alfalfa (originally Arabic al-fasfasah.
  • alligator (from el lagarto, “the lizard”)
  • alpaca (animal similar to a llama, from Aymara allpaca)

How many English words are derived from Spanish?

English uses many words with Spanish origins. In fact, some scholars say Spanish has contributed 10,000 words to English.

Are there any Spanish words in English?

Spanish and English have been trading vocabulary (and culture) for centuries. Thanks to the popularity of Mexican cuisine around the world, there are plenty of Spanish words in English that you probably use daily: taco, tortilla, quesadilla, tequila and so on.

How many Spanish words are the same in English?

111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish.

How many English words originated from Spanish?

How many Spanish words are in English?

From a list on Wikipedia, here’s one such comparison. This is a list of dictionaries considered authoritative or complete by approximate number of total words or headwords, included….Counting the Words in the Dictionary.

Language Words in the Dictionary
Italian 260,000
English 171,476
Russian 150,000
Spanish 93,000

Where did Spanish borrow some words from?

Names of Places and Events Derived From Spanish

English Term Spanish Term Meaning/Origin of Spanish Term
bodega bodega wine cellar
cafeteria cafetería a place where coffee and other drinks are served
fiesta fiesta party
hacienda hacienda an estate in the countryside