pronunciation


Tink-A-Tāko? TAY-KOH? What the heck is a tāko? Is it a San Antonio accent thing? Here’s a second Tink-A-Tako commercial with the same pronunciation: [Mas…]


Pochos, by definition, can’t speak Espanish. We’re here to help. [Mas…]


Your instructor today is named Amiyadae, and she is here to teach you how to pronounce “taco” in Spanish. Pay attention, because she’s only going to go through this once.

More like this? This VINE video has a few additional pronunciation tips (be sure to click on the speaker icon for sound): [Mas…]


Newly-hired Vanessa Ruiz of KPNX TV Channel 12 news knows how to properly pronounce her Spanish, thank you very much and no, she won’t apologize. Ruiz’ Facebook page is here. [Pinche Flash video may not play on your device.]

We have totally been here before. Mira two videos from Gustavo Arellano and Gustavo Almadovar.

They look scrumptious — especially the cheese that she crisps on the grill at El Cortez — but please, Chef Lindsay Porter, it’s kay-so, not kee-so! To be fair, El Cortez is in Edmonton, Alberta, Canadia, where they call their dollars “Loonies.” PRO TIP: Cortez is NOT a Mexican hero, unless you mean the Nike Cortez. [Mas…]


The ¡Ask A Mexican! Why do Mexicans OVER-PRONOUNCE Spanish? video prompted California Report’s Queena Kim to call POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano for more info.

No, it’s not really pronounced “Kimm,” she explains. It should be pronounced more like “Keeeem.”

C’est la vie.

More Spanish words Anglos can’t pronounce (video)

by Comic Saenz February 2, 2015 Cultura
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There are some Spanish words English-speakers can’t wrap their tongues around. PREVIOUSLY ON SPANISH WORDS:

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Ask A Mexican: Why do Mexicans OVER-PRONOUNCE Spanish? (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2015 El Now
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Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano is always ready with answers to your preguntas:

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Spanish words that Anglos can’t pronounce (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 1, 2014 Cultura
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How to pronounce ‘pocho’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz October 9, 2014 Audio
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It’s on the Internetz so it’s got to be right! Here’s how to pronounce “pocho,” according to Forvo.com. It’s a Spanish word, don’t you know. “What exactly IS all this pocho talk?” you might ask. Click for the answer.

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‘El Alfabeto Latino’ (that’s alphabet for you pochos) [3 videos]

by SEÑOR ROGERS October 1, 2014 Cultura
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All you pochos: What are the names of the letters, besides “equis” which you only know because beer? What do you call “Ñ”? PREVIOUSLY ON ALPHABET:

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How to pronounce ‘cholo’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 21, 2014 Cultura
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Cholo? What’s that? PronounceDaily explains: cholo /ˈtʃoʊloʊ/ [choh-loh] noun, plural cholos. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.

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Proper Pronunciation for Pochos: ‘How to say fajita’ (video)

by Barney Asada July 11, 2014 Cultura
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Today’s word is fajita, (/fəˈhiːtə/; Spanish: [faˈxita]), commonly referring to any grilled meat served as a taco on a flour or corn tortilla in Tex-Mex cuisine. It’s a difficult word to pronounce properly, so listen closely. PREVIOUSLY ON PROPER PRONUNCIATION:

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Today’s Word: Pronunciation, definition of ‘chingadera’ (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz May 19, 2014 Cultura
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Pat Cordes, one of the mujeres chingonas responsible for the Mexico Guru website, demonstrates the proper pronunciation of chingadera, and then she uses it correctly in a sentence. [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON CHINGA:

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Proper Pronunciation for Pochos: ‘How to Say Chipotle’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN May 14, 2014 Cultura
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Today’s word is chipotle, a smoke-dried jalapeño chile pepper. It’s also the name of a national food chain. It’s a difficult word to pronounce properly, so listen closely. PREVIOUSLY ON CHIPOTLE:

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12-second educational video: How to say ‘Chicano’ in English

by Andalé Mono March 7, 2014 Cultura
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It is important that one pronounce “Chicano” properly, is it not, Sir? PREVIOUSLY ON PRONUNCIATION:

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Survey says? Pocho Ocho top Chipster New Year’s Resolutions

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2014 Cultura
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To be a Chipster (Chicano + Hipster) is not a destination, but a journey, and seekers must never rest. These are the Pocho Ocho Chipster New Year’s Resolutions our readers shared with us: 8. Despite the Indio heritage that gives me a sparse Fu Manchu facial hair configuration, I resolve to grow a Chente-strength bigote […]

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Pocho Palabra: So you think you have balls, w/ @SaraChicaD (video)

by BIG JUANS February 27, 2013 Cultura
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It’s a fine line between drawers and testicles, as POCHO Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón explains in this one-minute video. She’s @SaraChicaD on Twitter. PREVIOUSLY… Pocho Palabra: Don’t get knocked up, with @SaraChicaD (video) ‘Espeak & Espell’ with @SaraChicaD (video)

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Pocho Palabra: Don’t get knocked up, with @SaraChicaD (video)

by BAY B. BOMP February 20, 2013 Cultura
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It’s a fine line between being embarrassed and being pregnant, as POCHO Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón explains in this one-minute video. She’s @SaraChicaD on Twitter. Too late you say, you already are pregnant? Have we got a video for you!

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‘Espeak & Espell’ with @SaraChicaD (video)

by Andalé Mono January 30, 2013 Cultura
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Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón has a one-minute Spanish lesson for you pochos. She’s on Twitter as @SaraChicaD.

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Dear Gorton’s: Thanks for the apology but …

by Bernadette Rivero February 21, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Gorton’s Seafood and Rinck Advertising: I am thrilled to the gills that you took the time to respond. I am a fan of your products, and hope that they reach many more households than mine. However, your response reveals exactly why you floundered in the first place. You mention that you “used a Spanish […]

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New from Gorton’s: Deliciosos Tits and Fishsticks! (updated)

by Bernadette Rivero February 17, 2012 Cultura
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So, what if I could find tits and fish sticks all in one place? A one-stop shop for all my breast and seafood needs? This is what’s on my mind today after Gorton’s fun website snafu. They launched a web page for Spanish-speaking Latina moms this week, and left one teeny tiny accent off a […]

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