Porteño Spanish is the dialect of caste-sha-no (castellano) spoken in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the surrounding areas. It is categorized by an Italian-like pronunciation and colorful Lunfardo slang.

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something too North American

This word is used to describes things that are obvious from the United States or Canada and which are perceived to contradict a traditional Argentine value or tradition. It used primarily derogatorily except in cases of sarcasm or jest, which is common.

It comes from the word "yanqui", the Argentine spelling of "yankee", which is used to describes anyone from the United States or Canada.

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