Interestingly, Spanish is the second language spoken world wide. It is spoken by 460 million native speakers. Chinese is the first most frequently spoken language in the world and English is third.
Mexico has the most native Spanish speakers than any other country in the world. Moreover, 21 countries have Spanish as their official language.
It is no secret that Spanish culture is thriving, whether it is art, music, or cinema.
If English is your first or second language, you may find it easier to master this language. In spite of their identical alphabets, almost 30% to 35% of English words have Spanish-sounding and meaning equivalents.
Let’s differentiate “jaiba” and “cangrejo” in Spanish.
Both jaiba and cangrejo are the types of crabs that live in different habitats. Jaiba is the crab that lives in freshwater, while cangrejo are found in saltwater.
The body structure of the jaibas is quite different from the cangrejos. The crabs with smaller legs and slightly bigger bodies are referred to as jaibas. Whereas, cangrejos have bigger legs as compared to the shell.
If you want to learn about a few more confusing terms, this article might be a helpful resource for you.
Let’s dive deep into it…
Jaiba vs. Cangrejo
Both jaiba and cangrejo are two different types of crabs that live in different kinds of water.
- It’s a blue crab that lives in freshwater.
- They’re 4 inches long and 9 inches wide
- These crustaceans have ten legs.
- They’re overly harvested.
- Dungeness crabs are known as cangrejo.
- These crabs have 8 legs and 2 claws.
- There’s a limit on annual catch so their population doesn’t get exploited
What Is The Difference Between Boleto and Billete?
Boleto and billete are two terms that seem confusing to those on beginner levels of learning Spanish. Let me explain them in simple words;
- Boleto – it’s a ticket for either movie, concert, lottery, or plane. However, different countries have different uses of this word. For instance, in Spanish spoken in Spain, a plane ticket would be billete. While Latin Americans would use boleto to refer to the plane ticket.
Here are a few examples
- I need a plane ticket to Italy
- necesito un billete de avión a italia
- I need a plane ticket to Italy
- necesito un boleto de avión a italia
- Billete – as told earlier, this word simply means a plane ticket in some regions. While in other regions, billete means a currency bill. The dollar bill is a great example of this.
- I have a dollar bill
- tengo un billete de dolar
The meaning of the words changes depending on which country you live in.
What Is The Difference Between Broma And Chiste?
Broma and chiste both have a closeness in the sense that they mean jokes. However, what sets them apart is the nature of the joke.
|Meaning||Prank||To tell a joke|
|Definition||It is something you practically do or you say something that isn’t true.||Cracking a joke or telling something you found funny.|
|Examples||For instance, you paint a bar of soap with nail paint which makes the surface hard. So, when they use the soap, they won’t be able to make foam out of it.||Do you know the name of the bee living in the US?|
Volver Vs. Regresar In Spanish
They both have the same meaning “to go back” or “to return.” They are used when you want to return to a place, situation, or person.
- The verb means “to return” or “to go back.”
- Used in Latin American Places
|Situation||Regrese||regresé a la misma ansiedadI returned to the same anxiety|
|Person||Regresa||estoy regresa con mi esposoI’m back with my husband|
|Place||Regresare||regresaré a ItaliaI will return to Italy|
- The word means “coming back” or “getting back.”
- Used more often in Spain
Me Vs. Mi In Spanish
The Spanish word me means “I”, while the word mi can either be used as “me” or “my.” Here are a few examples to make your doubts clear;
- Me – it means “I” which is a subject pronoun.
- me cosí una bufanda
- I sew myself a scarf
- Not all sentences containing “I” need to carry the word me.
- For instance; yo como fideos
- I eat noodles.
The word mi has two meanings. It can be used as me and my. Let me tell you that me is an object pronoun, whereas my is possessive objective.
- Can you do it for me?
- ¿puedes hacerlo por mí?
- Have you seen my bracelet?
- ¿Has visto mi pulsera?
Since there’s so much similarity in both languages, learning Spanish is not difficult for those who can speak English. The best way to improve your vocabulary is by implementing everything you learn in your everyday life.
The most confusing words that non-natives find are jaiba and cangrejo. They both are crabs. Though, there’s a difference in their breed. Jaiba is blue crab, while cangrejo is Dungeness crab.