With more than 37 million speakers in the United States, Spanish is the country’s second-most spoken language. But as anyone from a Latino family knows, it’s not easy to preserve pristine Spanish over time, as new generations become more accustomed to English.

The solution? Mix the two. And with Hispanics set to reach 29 percent of the population by 2050, Spanglish stands a good chance of becoming the language of America’s future.

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    Spanglish spoken at the hour of the mono
    Sean 94110 @ Flickr.
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    Easier than an ampersand
    Matthew McVikar @ Flickr.
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    Español optional
    Satanslaundromat @ Flickr.
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    Looking for a full time trabajo
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    Open for business
    Vince Alongi @ Flickr
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    The institution formerly known as the 'panadería'
    MPR 529 @ Flickr.
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    Otherwise known as a 'librería'
    Jasonsager @ Flickr.
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    Solamente cash!
    Maria J Aleman @ Flickr.
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    'Happy hour' is a universally understood concept
    blmurch @ Flickr.
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    Dr. Pepper appears to have pioneered the Spanglish ad
    Steev Hise @ Flickr.
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    McDonald's was right there with them
    Zanalpony @ Flickr.
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    They didn't forget the 'd'
    Omar Omar @ Flickr.
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    Potatoes make it better
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    Ok, we will!
    Barry Yanowitz @ Flickr.
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    Die, foot fungus!
    Brian Griffin @ Flickr.