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Es la significado de la palabra "gringo" peyorativa, en supuesto?

I'm an American and genuinely curious. Will I sound silly and make latinos uncomfortable in saying, "Yo se, yo se, soy un gringo pero..." and/or what does this word imply?

For learning: Spanish
Base language: Spanish
Category: Culture



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    Durante la Batalla de El Álamo, Texas en 1836, los mexicanos les gritaban Greens, go! (verdes, váyanse), debido a que el ejército estadounidense vestía uniforme verde, y Green, go! (pron. gringou) se quedó en el lenguaje mexicano.

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