Have you ever wondered how to text LOL in Spanish? Are you confused by slang in Spanish texting?

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Increasingly, most communication in our digital world is in a mash up of acronyms and shorthand.

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When you are learning Spanish, you may receive SMS texts, IMs, and WhatsApp messages from your Spanish-speaking friends and language exchange partners.

And just when you think you are getting a handle on speaking Spanish, one of your friends sends you a text that looks like this:


Did you catch it all?

If not, here it is…

– ¿Sabes dónde está mi camera? (Do you know where my camera is?)

– Aquí. (Here.)

– En la fiesta conmigo. (At the party with me.)

– ¿Qué? Ten cuidado por favor. (What??!! Careful with it please.)

How did you do? If you want to test out your Spanish texting savvy, try out this quiz.

Do I Really Have to Learn All These Crazy Abbreviations?

Keep in mind that there are countless text abbreviations that can be used in Spanish.

There is no need to overwhelm yourself by trying to memorize them all.

Texting in Spanish is just for fun, and it"s not crucial to your success in becoming fluent or even conversational in Spanish.

But if you receive a cryptic text and you want to figure it out, you may want to download the Spanish Texting Abbreviations and Acronyms Guide to get a list of 82 commonly texted phrases for future reference.

If you are unable to find the answer, just ask the person who sent the message what they are trying to say. There"s no shame in that.

The more you ask, the more you learn.

If you feel that text message Spanish is more frustrating than enjoyable, just remind the person you are chatting with that you are learning Spanish and you would prefer they use whole words.

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Once you get a better handle on the language, you can always revisit texting abbreviations and even start using some yourself.