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American Spanish

[ uh-mer-i-kuhn span-ish ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kən ˈspæn ɪʃ /
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noun
the collective Spanish dialects of the Americas, as spoken in Central America (with the exception of Belize), the Caribbean, South America (with the exceptions of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname), and historically, the territory of the southwestern United States.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of American Spanish

First recorded in 1945–50
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