Mexican Vs Puerto Rican Spanish

Puerto Rico and Mexico have more similarities than you may think. Both of them were under Spanish rule for centuries. This influenced the design of towns and neighborhoods. Go to any Mexican “centro” and you’ll find a plaza or “jardín”, a church, and some government offices close by. Visit Puerto Rico and you’ll find basically the same!

So living on “La Isla del Encanto” (The Enchanted Island) feels a lot like being in Mexico.

The beautiful beaches, friendly people, and warm weather can trick you into thinking that these two places are almost like twin siblings, until you hear people talking.

After living in Puerto Rico for a couple of months, we’ve put together a list of 16 words which are different in Mexico or have different meanings. Watch the video here:

May Larios

May Larios García is a Mexican English and Spanish teacher who grew up in a small town in the state of Colima, Mexico. She graduated from the School of Foreign Languages in Colima in 2010. She has been teaching English and Spanish as a Foreign and Second Language since the age of 18. She has worked with students of all ages and hopes to be able to keep helping others learn around the world.

    May enjoys visiting new places, meeting new people, and she can't wait to show you all the awesome places where Spanish is spoken. When she is not working, you can find her in the kitchen creating vegan recipes, sharing laughs with her friends, or at the closest tiangüis or mercado looking for the freshest produce.