CAIN WAS RIGHT IN ASKING: “How Do You Say Delicious in Cuban?” Cuban-Spanish Exists (Video)
Posted by FactReal on November 16, 2011
|YES, CUBANS SPEAK CUBAN-SPANISH
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain visited Miami today. He visited Cafe Versailles, the de facto presidential campaign stop for anyone seeking votes among conservative Republican Cuban-Americans. Before addressing the crowd, Cain sipped Cuban coffee and tasted the Cuban croqueta (a deep fried stick of minced ham and bread crumbs). He started practicing with the crowd around him (mostly Cubans) the word “croqueta.” It seemed Cubans wanted to teach him the proper Cuban pronunciation of the word. The atmosphere was jovial. Then Cain asked a man behind him, “How do you say ‘delicious’ in Cuba (or in Cuban)?” The man responded “delicioso.” This is normal in Miami since Hispanics come from different parts of Latin America where vocabulary and pronunciation vary.
Later, Cain addressed the larger crowd and said some words in Spanish. “I am thrilled to be here at this wonderful restaurant Versailles and I did taste that wonderful Cuban coffee and a croqueta. It was delicious,” Cain said. He reminded them of his “nueve-nueve-nueve,” Spanish for his 9-9-9 tax plan calling it. People cheered.
Hours later, the media started attacking Cain for asking: “How do you say ‘delicious’ in Cuban?”
A word may have different meanings in various Spanish-speaking countries:
Rennert Translation Group explains:
Cain did just that – he asked the locals.
Yes, there is such a thing as Cuban-Spanish:
Cubans speak Cuban-Spanish which is somewhat different from Argentinian-Spanish or Mexican-Spanish, especially when it comes to vocabulary and pronunciation. There is some variation in grammar. Some countries still use the old Spanish word for “you” (“vos” while Cubans use “tú”) with its pertinent verb conjugation.
In Miami, it is important to learn all those nuances to avoid offending people. Thus, it was smart for Cain to ask how to say it in “Cuban.”
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