We analyzed Canada’s emoji usage in depth last week, and now we’re moving south to take a look at how Latin American Spanish speakers use emoji. Using data from our recent Emoji Report, we compared Latin American emoji use against several other countries/regions. Here are a few tidbits of what we discovered…
Latin American Spanish is tied with Malaysian for the least amount of “happy” faces, and with US Spanish for the most sad faces. Why so serious? In a similar vein, the “broken heart” is used in Latin America more than most other languages.
We also collected stats on Latin America’s top 10 most popular emoji:
- Face Throwing a Kiss
- Face with Tears of Joy
- Smiling Face with Heart-Shaped Eyes
- Loudly Crying Face
- Grinning Face
- Grimacing Face
- Face Screaming in Fear
- Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
- See-No-Evil Monkey*
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Do you live in Latin America and have any insights into what might explain some of this data? What are your favorite emoji? Join in on the discussion on Twitter!
* Emoji names via emojipedia.org