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Common mistakes in Spanish – M

M + B / V

The letter -m- is used to represent the nasal sound /n/ when that sound comes just before the letters -b- or -p- in the same word.

Amparo, embajador.


This is an anglicism that appeared in French in the middle of the twentieth century and then came into use in Spanish. The more traditional Spanish term desnutrición is preferred.

Muchos niños sufren desnutrición según UNICEF.


This should always be written as two words, medio ambiente. The adjective medioambiental, however, is one word

A todos nos preocupa el medio ambiente.
Van a celebrar otra cumbre medioambiental.


Should be pronounced with a "j", although it is spelled with an "x".

México es un país muy bonito.

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