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Englishish

adjective;
describes something that is like English Coming from a family that speaks Spanish at home, we sometimes tend to say a word in Spanish with an English accent (or pronounce it like a non-Spanish person would pronounce it). There are times in conversations that my sisters or I can't think of the English word, so we say the Spanish word with an English accent. My sister's favorite word is 'disfrute', which comes from 'disfrutar' meaning 'to enjoy'. She knows I hate when she says that, but she does it anyways. The first time, it was an accident. She forgot 'enjoy' so she said 'disfrute'. Then she just continued to say it. She describes the word as Englishish because she pronounces like an English word. This is ridiculous but true! Unfortunately, my sister isn't the only one in the family that does this. My uncle forgot the word mattress and said 'colchon' (the Spanish word) pronouncing it the way it is spelled. Saying these words with English in mind makes them Englishish. The term Englishish can be used by anyone, but the odd translations of words are associated with people of another language (like my family).
 
That is not English! ... It's Englishish!
Etymology : English + ish 'like'
Source : sister
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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