The Royal Spanish Academy presented in Madrid the annual update of the Dictionary of the Language. cryptomoney, webinario, cisgender The quinoa are some of the words that were incorporated, along with others related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as face mask The hisopado.
“In this new edition of the work they have carried out 3836 modifications, both additions to articles and meanings as well as amendments ”, already available in the online dictionary www.dle.rae.es, explained the RAE in a statement.
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Technology and the pandemic, among the new entries in the RAE dictionary
This update of the tool consulted by millions of Spanish speakers included a good number of words related to social networks and new technologies, What bitcóin, bot, cyber bullying, cybercrime, cryptocurrency and geolocate.
In addition to incorporating new terms, other meanings were also added to words that were already in the dictionary, such as audio, which from now on also refers to the “sound message that is sent digitally”.
The same happens with “to share“To refer to” making a file, link or other digital content available to a user. “
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Neither could new meanings of computer jargon be lacking for the verbs cut and paste, to which the colloquial form “cutter “the Academy noted.
The pandemic, which dominated the update at the end of last year when covid, coronavirus and dystopian were added, is still present, which implied that words like face mask, synonyms for face masks in several Latin American countries, or hisopado, as the swab test is called. In addition, complex forms made their entry social bubble and new normal.
Sexuality and gender
Although it continues to strongly reject inclusive language, the RAE incorporated “terms related to sexuality and gender, such as polyamory, transgender, cisgender, or pansexuality”The statement explained.
The polyamory This is how the “erotic and stable relationship between several people with the consent of all of them”, a person transgender It is the one “who does not feel identified with her anatomical sex.”
As is customary, articles with words that have to do with gastronomy were included, such as quinoa, rawness The cachopo, a typical dish of the gastronomy of Asturias (northwestern Spain), something similar to a double mega-banana stuffed with Serrano ham and cheese.
The Spanish dictionary, prepared in collaboration with the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language (ASALE), incorporates terms from the speech of all Spanish-speaking regions, a language that is shared by almost 600 million people in the world.