What are the main differences between Mexican Spanish and Spanish from Spain?

Im learning spanish and have spanish friends. But as a European Ive never met any Mexican people. From Mexican spanish Ive heard on tv and songs I find Mexican Spanish to be a lot clearer and easier to understand. Spanish pronounce their V’s like B’s while Mexicans pronounce their V’s like us. Mexicans have different slang like gringo and esse but what other differences are there?


  1. Nobody knows what "vosotros" even means in Mexico. Saying "vosotros" is like saying "thou." You just look crazy, or people think you’re a holy man. That means no -ais/-eis conjugation. Just stick with Usted.

    The z/soft c sound (before e and i) sounds exactly the same as s. Cereza doesn’t sound like their-vathe-uh but like ser-vase-uh.

    A LOT of the vocab is different, especially new coinages. The Spain-Spanish "ordenador" is similar to the French "ordinateur" while the Mexican Spanish "computadora" is just like the English "computer." They mean the same thing, but because Latin American Spanish is so heavily influenced by American English, they’re more likely to borrow from English than the Spaniards are.

  2. Mexican Spanish (Español mexicano in Spanish) is the dialect of the Spanish language, as spoken in Mexico.

    Spanish was brought to Mexico beginning in the 16th century CE. As a result of Mexico City’s central role in the colonial administration of New Spain, the population of the city included relatively large numbers of speakers from Spain. Mexico City (Tenochtitlán) had also been the capital of the Aztec Empire, and many speakers of the Aztec language Nahuatl continued to live there and in the surrounding region, outnumbering the Spanish-speakers for several generations. Consequently, Mexico City tended historically to exercise a standardizing effect over the entire country, more or less, evolving into a distinctive dialect of Spanish which incorporated a significant number of hispanicized Nahuatl words.
    Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire was one of the most important campaigns in the Spanish colonization of the Americas. The invasion began in February 1519 and was acclaimed victorious on August 13, 1521, by a coalition army of Spanish conquistadors and Tlaxcalan warriors led by Hernán Cortés and Xicotencatl the Younger against the Aztec Empire. I hope this help.


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