Maracucho Spanish

Region where is spoken the Marabino Spanish

The Maracucho Spanish (also called maracaibero, marabino or zuliano) is the variety of Spanish generally spoken in the Zulia state in the northwest of Venezuela and the west of the Falcón state (Mauroa Municipality). Unlike the dialects from Caracas or the Venezuelan Andean region, the maracaibero is typically voseo. Preserves for this combination the shape of the second person plural familiar (vosotros), without apócope or syncopation, which distinguishes it from the Chilean voseo and the Rioplatense voseo, respectively.

Ending Peninsular
plural
Voseo1
singular
Marabino
singular
Chilean
singular
Standard
singular
-ir vosotros partís vos partís tú partís tú partes
-er vosotros corréis vos corrés vos corréis tú corrís tú corres
-ar vosotros cantáis vos cantás vos cantáis tú cantái tú cantas
-ir (Alternating) vosotros decís vos decís tú decís tú dices
-er (Alternating) vosotros perdéis vos perdés vos perdéis tú perdís tú pierdes
Ar (alternating) vosotros colgáis vos colgás vos colgáis tú colgái tú cuelgas
(imperative) mirad vosotros mirá vos mira tú
1 General Voseo from Rioplatense to Central America

Besides, the maracaibero is characterized by the use of many words and expressions different from the particular Spanish from Venezuela and an accent markedly different from those of other regions of the country. An interesting fact is that the gentiles of Maracaibo are due to the type of speech that uses each of the people of Municipality, the maracucho is characterized (in other states of Venezuela) for being foul-mouthed and sometimes cracked, but this is (depending on which part of the region they are in) The maracaiberos is distinguished by the use of unique phrases in Venezuela, and the use of colloquial language, some examples of which are: ¡Que molleja!, ¡A la vaina! Vercía that indicate astonishment, Mollejúo to something big.

Also used are expressions such as "Mialma" and "Vergación", for example "¡Mialma, no sabía eso!" and the "Vergación" when something seems surprising them also to emphasize that if in the size, color, odor and other characteristics of what they refer to, example; "Vergación de grande es tu casa" or "vergación de calor hay" usually it is used by the maracaiberos as these expressions are seen as rude or vulgar.

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