Why do people say Puerto Ricans speak a "Ghetto Spanish" compared to Mexicans?

I hear people say that Puerto Ricans and many other Island Countries in the Caribbean speak the Spanish language in a "Ghetto" way as opposed to Mexicans who speak Spanish in a Clear and understandable way.

Can someone explain why people say this?

13 Comments

  1. because that is their dialect characteristic. mexicans have many spanish dialects withint their country (im mexican) but the northern accent is prefered.

    Mortal maN
  2. Well my friend is Mexican and she said Puerto Ricans are hard to understand because they speak a lot faster, have different slang and accent.

    Shadow :-)
  3. Actually… The Spanish spoken in Mexico is different compared to the Spanish spoken in Spain. It also uses slang and added on/take out letters. Every Spanish speaking area has it’s own dialect, but to say Puerto Rican (Spanish) is ghetto compared to Mexican (Spanish) is incorrect.

    ❤A.L❤
  4. I’m puerto rican and In my opinion I feel like we speak more slang but at the same time we do have our proper moments while mexicans for example talk proper all the time.Again mexicans also talk ghetto though…it just depends on who it is, but I like the way us puerto ricans talk 🙂

    Natalia
  5. WHO REALLY CARES I DONT SPANISH IS SPANISH,THE ONLY THING DIFFERENT IS DILECT AND SLANG OK EVERYONE NEEDS TO CHILL ITS REALLY NOT THAT SERIOUS OK ITS JUST LIKE IN USA HOW THE SOUTHERNS SPEAK DIFFERENT FROM THE NORTHERNS WE ALL STILL UNDERSTAND EACHOTHER ITS JUST DIALECT ANS SLANG THATS DIFFERENT SO LAY OFF WITH PUERTO RICANS SPEAK GHETTO AND DONT SPEAK SPEAH BECAUSE YES WE ALL DO SPEAK SPANISH OK SO STOP ACTIN ALL IGNORANT AND CHILL AND IN THE END WE ARE ALL LATINOS SO YOU CAN EITHER ACCEPT IT,OR GET OVER IT GEEZ

    TYLER MENENDEZ

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