List of Puerto Rican slang words and phrases

This article is a summary of common slang words and phrases used in Puerto Rico. Idiomatic expressions may be difficult to translate fully and may have multiple meanings, so the English translations below may not reflect the full meaning of the expression they intend to translate.

See also


  1. Baralt, Guillermo A (1999). Buena Vista: life and work on a Puerto Rican hacienda, 1833-1904. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 9780807848012.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Finegan, Edward; Rickford, John R., eds. (2004). Language in the USA: Themes for the Twenty-first Century. Cambridge University Press. p. 192. ISBN 9780521777476.
  3. 1 2 Pérez, Luz Nereida (May 22, 2008). "Hablemos Español: De Las Sínsoras a Jurutungo". Fundéu BBVA (in Spanish).
  4. Matos, Jose M. Rodriguez (2011). La Mancha que me Persigue (in Spanish). Bloomington, Indiana: Palibrio. ISBN 9781463313203.
  5. dolphingirlpr (February 20, 2008). "LIMBER en la Cultura Puertorriqueña". Foros Univision (in Spanish).
  6. "Origen de la palabra "límber"". Coqui Snacks & Mini Donuts (in Spanish).
  7. 1 2 Sánchez, Marta E. (2009). Shakin' Up Race and Gender: Intercultural Connections in Puerto Rican, African American, and Chicano Narratives and Culture (1965–1995). University of Texas Press. p. 155. ISBN 9780292774780.
  8. Little, Elbert Luther; Marrero, José (2001). Árboles comunes de Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes (in Spanish). La Editorial, UPR. ISBN 9780847703838.
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