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Lunfardo is a language that emerged among the lower class in Buenos Aires in Argentina towards the end of the 19th century. The language was derived from a pidgin language that was mainly used by the first immigrants to Argentina. Much of the Lunfardo dialect was developed by prisoners, as inmates wanted to [...]
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Lunfardo is an argot of the Spanish language which developed in Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the end of the 19th century, with the arrival of European immigrants. Today many Lunfardo expressions have entered into the popular language and have become an integral part of the Spanish spoken in Argentina and Uruguay. Lunfardo is frequently found in the lyrics of tangos, supplying nuances and double-entendres with overtones of sex, drugs, and the criminal underworld. As an argot, it is unintelligible to an average Spanish-speaking person from another country.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows) and browse both the Lunfardo-English and the English-Lunfardo lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
This dictionary was made by Renato B. Figueiredo.
List status: © Renato B. Figueiredo
Lunfardo > English: 2,483 words
English > Lunfardo: 1,394 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: November 5, 2008
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