Origins of the Chabacano Adredes





The Chabacano word adredes means on purpose or intentionally. I remember using this word whenever my brother and I would fight and I would explain my side to my dad (who acts as the referee). I remember crying out to my dad, "hinde aquel adredes".

This word actually has its origins in the Spanish language. The Spanish word though is adrede.

Isn't it funny how the s usually disappears in Chabacano from its original Spanish (like bo from vos). This time though it seems that Chabacano added an 's' to its Spanish original.

Here are some ways on how to use the word Adredes in Chabacano:

Chabacano: Adredes ba tu con aquel ya hace?
English: Did you do that on purpose?

Chabacano: Ya pacha yo con el mio hermano adredes.
English: I kicked my brother on purpose.

Chabacano: Ya bombia yo con el mio tata na cara adredes.
English: I punched my father on the face intentionally.

1 comment:

  1. Note that in ancient Spanish language there was variation between "adrede" without final -s, and "adredes" with final -s.
    "Adredes" is found in documents and texts until mid-nineteenth century at least

    Congratulations for this blog!

    Mauro Fernández
    from Spain

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