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Common mistakes in Spanish Words and Phrases

In all languages there are some words that lead to mistakes in writing or use due to their similarity in pronunciation. Since this problem also exists in Spanish, we have prepared a selection of 100 words that frequently present problems to help you improve your Spanish. Remember that you can also consult our data base of "Spanish Words" (word of the day) to expand your vocabulary.

Indio / hindú

Indio: Is used to refer both to inhabitants of India and to native Americans.
Hindú: Person who practices the religion of the same name.

Example:
Hay indios musulmanes e hindúes.


Laísmo

A phenomenon in which the indirect object pronoun "le" is sustituted for direct object pronouns ("la","lo").

Example:
Incorrect: *La dije a Luisa que viniera.
Instead of the correct: Le dije a Luisa que viniera.


Latinoamérica

Countries in America that were colonized by European countries whose languages were derived from Latin (Spain, France and
Portugal).

Example:
Brasil es el país latinoamericano con más extensión.


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