RAE updates the Dictionary of the Spanish Language
Version 23.6 presents 3,152 new digital additions.
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The Spanish language is diverse in every region where it is spoken. As a result, every year, the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language makes adaptations in terms of new additions of terms, amendments to existing articles, and deletions.
The director of the RAE, Santiago Muñoz Machado, said during the presentation that all the changes presented are in line "with the other 22 academies of Spanish in the world and go through the five commissions of the institution."
Some terms added this year in relation to technology are "videojugador" and "puntocom," as well as the expressions "comercio electrónico," "obsolescencia programada" and "vida útil."
Similarly, in the field of politics, "anti-communitarian" was added as anti-European Union.
In honor of Latin American authors, new anthroponyms have been added to the Dictionary of the Spanish Language, such as "cortazariano," related to the author of Rayuela, and "garciamarquiano," related to Gabo, author of Cien años de soledad.
Users on social media have already made observations about the new RAE inclusions, some asking questions about why the term "feminazi" was not included and others congratulating the inclusion of words related to writers.
"Yes. And among the 280 voices newly incorporated to the Dictionary, there is 'cortazariano.' Deserved tribute to the Argentine genius," wrote user berafaelalvarez on Twitter.
For the time being, updates to the Dictionary will only happen digitally until 2026, when the RAE will publish 24th edition as a book.
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