EL SALVADOR

Capital: San Salvador

Local currency: Dólar estadounidense (USD)

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El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, has, like most countries in the Americas, Spanish as its official language. However, Salvadorian Spanish as we know it today also has an important linguistic influence on the indigenous languages that existed in the region before the arrival of the Spanish colonizers in the 16th century.

Salvadorian music consists of several styles, both old and new, Salvadorian hip-hop, reggaetton and Latin pop for young people. More typical and ancient, religious music (Catholic), cumbia, merengue, native music.

Concerning gastronomy, Pupusa is a Salvadoran speciality made from corn flour, it is a thick cake that is garnished with the foods of our choice.

The charm of Salvadoran Spanish:

In an informal greeting, Salvadorans use the expression “que ondas vos” instead of hello in the morning, afternoon or evening, so they also call a friend “chero, compa, compadre or charnal” among others. The life of a Salvadoran is therefore full of these sentences that refer to the dog they call “chucho”.

They have gotten used to these words which seem normal even if they are not the right ones to use. To the money they say “pisto” to the pitiful or timid whom they call “bayunco” to the patán or immoral whom they say “jayan” to say correct or exact they say “cabal” words so gracious and of daily use in their communication.

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