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An English speaker’s perspective

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Parlante / Bocina

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Someone who speaks is a parlante. Someone who speaks English is an angloparlante. Those I knew, but last week I heard a new use for the word and that is a speaker, as in the thing in the radio that you hear the sound coming from.

In Mexico the word we used was bocina to mean a speaker for sound. Both Mexico and Argentina have their oddities. I figured the use of parlante in Argentina was an Argentina-ism. However, doing research on this, it is Mexico that is the odd one. Mexico is the only country that uses the word bocina to mean a speaker.


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