Wiktionary talk:Requested entries (Spanish)

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I've corrected the entries and added explanations in some of them. I speak catalan and Spanish, I can help you with words. Create also a catalan list like this, i will check and complete it

Unfortunately you've deleted many entries without adding definitions or explanations. Because of this I'm going to have to undo your changes. Almost all of these words were contributed by myself and have been seen either in print by such authors as Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, Laura Esquivel, Juan Rulfo, or excerpts from writings of the conquistadors of Mexico and Peru. Others came from the ingredients lists of junk food wrappers or signs and menus seen personally here in Mexico. There are probably a couple of errors but there are also rare words which deserve better than silent deletion.
Please note that your changes are not lost, they are all in the history - but each change must be checked before going in. No silent deletions please.
I can make a blank Catalan page but the lists are built up over time and I don't have any Catalan material with me currently so it may be slow unless other people are interested in contributing. — Hippietrail 16:52, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

I'll try to do it again, when i erase an entry is because is too dialectal, ok?

No. We do not support only the American dialect of English or the Mexican dialect of Spanish because they are the biggest. Nor do we support only the British dialect of English or the Castilian dialect of spanish because they are the "original". We support all dialects. Especially those for which we can produce published citations. On Catalan dialects I have very little knowledge but they should be treated the in the same way.
The only times words should be deleted from these lists are when articles exist which incorporate all the notes found here (for instance we might have an article with just a noun whereas the notes might indicate an adjective with the exact same spelling). Another case would be words that really don't exist in any dialect. For instance I mistakenly added "jevez" which was a trancription error for "vejez". That has now been removed. — Hippietrail 16:03, 18 April 2006 (UTC)


Hippietrail or others, will these entries be created some day? or just glossaries? because the page is growing but nobody do entries. I can help, I pass sometimes around this page but I see no progress in creations. Should we start with some letter? perhaps with basical vocabulary?-- 22:30, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Anonymous commenter, please note that you are also a user fully capable of creating entries. We are all volunteers here with lives outside of Wiktionary. Wiktionary is and probably always will be a work in progress. The best way to get it to develop quicker is to add to it yourself. Personally I am currently limited as to what I can do because I am trying to enjoy a long trip through Central America. Wiktionary is not my highest priority right now though I am collecting lots of Spanish words that I find interesting.
In the meantime my advice is either a) make some articles, or b) be patient. — Hippietrail 16:03, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Notes et al[edit]

I'm sorry if my reorganizations have caused some trouble; I was under the impression that once the correct translation(s) had been established, the notes served no further purpose. I hope I haven't caused much trouble by removing them. 17:44, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Mexican Spanish[edit]

Many common usage words in Mexico have no equivalency in Castilian Spanish. I would like to see a separate category for that vibrant dialect.dongringo

The category you are looking for is Category:Mexican_Spanish. The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 11:25, 26 October 2009 (UTC)


The bluelinks should be removed once entries have been created. 19:00, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Can the bluelinks be removed? 21:09, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

removing entries once they have been created[edit]

Hi, I just found this page. Can requests be removed from the list once they have been created? ~ Logodaedalist | Talk ~ 01:19, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes, as long as you make sure that there is a Spanish section on the page. Ultimateria 02:16, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

OK, thanks, I will then... ~ Logodaedalist | Talk ~ 17:10, 18 July 2010 (UTC)


In regard to * {{term|perfiere|lang=es}} — (see most hits yielded by google books:+perfiere), perfiere is not a Modern Spanish word. Looking at Google Books, some of the pages are in other languages, like French or Latin. Note also that the text you see is OCR-ed, and there are lots of errors in OCR text. For instance, the first "perfiere" I looked at on a Latin page was actually perficere. Anyway, most of these examples appear to be OCR mistakes or typos of prefiere. Possibly it is a word in some obscure Romance language or dialect, but it not in Modern Spanish. I found an example in 16th century Spanish, but I have no idea what it is. Some of the spellings used in those days are very odd, and between the unusual ligatures, weird spellings, and Old Spanish, I can’t tell what the story is for that example. Maybe you could have User:Gtroy, User:AugPi, User:Matthias Buchmeier, User:Piolinfax, or User:Miguel Andrade look at this 16th century Spanish example. —Stephen (Talk) 07:48, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

It's either a typo of preferir, or some dialect, which interchanges 'pre' and 'per' prefixes e.g. Mirandese. Matthias Buchmeier 09:17, 26 September 2011 (UTC)