A grandmother from Mexico does not speak the same as one from Spain, a young Argentine does not use the same expressions as a Colombian boy, nor do the Tabascans and the Chilangos or the Veracruzans speak equally. It should be noted that in all the previous examples, Spanish is the mother tongue.
Around the world, there are words and expressions that change when a woman pronounces them and when a man says them. You want to know more?
DO MEN AND WOMEN SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE?
Though using the same words, men and women often mean different things. Do men and women speak a different language? Maybe we all need personal gender interpreters?!
MEN AND WOMEN LANGUAGE
In 1882, Francis Gatton, the first researcher ever to study male and female brain differences, found an interesting fact: “Women quickly develop the part of the brain that is responsible for speech, intuition and imagination, while men develop the part of the brain that is responsible for spatial orientation and logical thinking.” What a difference a brain makes- small changes in the brain can affect how genders communicate in life. Noticeable differences between the way men and women speak still persist. So, what are the differences often encountered in communication between a man and a woman?
WOMEN’S SPEECH | MEN AND WOMEN LANGUAGE
Women’s speech is usually considered to be emotional and conflict-free. They are characterized by the inclusion in conversation topics about family, human qualities, and details of action descriptions. Women cite personal experiences and provide examples of specific cases from their own environment. Typical features of the female speech include expressiveness, for example: Ouch! Wow! What do you mean? How so? Awesome! Women’s peculiar vocabulary includes the presence of many introductory words, definitions, circumstances, pronominal subjects, additions, as well as modal constructions expressing variety degrees of uncertainty such as may be, apparently, in my opinion. Women have a tendency to use “prestigious stylistically elevated forms”, clichés, as well as “book vocabulary” that relates to women. Ladies also use evaluative statements and great imagery when describing their feelings. A variety of adjectives design such as “adverb + adverb” could be used.
MEN’S SPEECH | MEN AND WOMEN LANGUAGE
Men’s speech is aimed to achieve and maintain an independence, as well as high status. Men are less likely to criticize, but often tempted to resort to irony and authority. The representatives of the stronger sex use language that expresses less uncertainty and doubt, and the result is the impression of a more self-confident person. A man’s language includes an abundance of terms because of their desire to be accurate through the use of professional vocabulary. Also, a man’s speech includes an abundant use of introductory words, especially relevant detections such as “it is obvious” and “of course”. Furthermore, newspaper and journalistic cliché, as well as swear words as input are dominant.
1. Woman: “I’m going to the hair salon.”
Translation for men: “I am going to be gone for a long time, so your dinner is not my problem tonight. And don’t forget to compliment my hair when I get back.”
2. Woman: “Honey, another 5 minutes and I will be ready to leave.”
Translation for men: “I’ll be ready in an hour; don’t rush me, please! By the way, where’s my lipstick and tights?”
3. Woman: “I gained so much weight!”
Translation for men: “Tell me that I look fabulous!”
4. Woman: “Oops, I pressed a cute little button in your car!”
Translation for men: “Do not swear much, it looks like I messed up something in your car.”
1. Man: “I am going to David’s place tonight!”
Translation for women: “I will be late, probably a little drunk, but I’ve warned you”
2. Man: “How is your mom?”
Translation for women: “Your mom is not going to stay with us, right?”
3. Man: “Honey, do we have beer?”
Translation for women: “Today will be a day dedicated to football, and I will be inviting a bunch of my buddies over”.
4. Man: “I need to fix something in our garage”
Translation for women: “Stop bothering me!”
The differences between men and women are created to complement each other and to grow spiritually together. Do not blame a man if he is not as bright at displaying his emotions as you are, and do not judge woman’s impulsiveness too harshly.