Spanish Language Day 2017 is on Thursday, October 12, 2017: spanish language!?
Thursday, October 12, 2017 is Spanish Language Day 2017. UN Spanish Language Day is observed annually on October 12. The event was established by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2010 to seeking "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization".
UN Spanish Language Day is observed annually on October 12. The event was established by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2010 to seeking "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization".
I think what you have to do is take a comprehensive course that integrates both Castilian Spanish (of Spain) and Latin American Spanish (and yet this is a generalization, because Argentinians speak a whole different dialect).
Let me help you clear up some confusion. There are many dialects of Spanish, including Castilian or European Spanish (of Spain), Latin American Spanish (not Latin Spanish, because Latin is a language in its own right), and there is Argentinian Spanish, where there are different slang words and they use "vos" instead of "tú" (both meaning "you" informally).
So, if I were you, I'd either take a Spanish language course (if you're still in school). If not, I just recommend taking Spanish classes that integrate the culture and the grammar and the vocabulary in them from all over the Spanish speaking world. The reason why you should take a formal Spanish language course is because Spanish grammar, in particular, is very different from English. In Spanish, each verb (divided into three groups: -ar, -er, and -ir) is conjugated for the six (seven if you count "vos") pronouns, and learning all of the conjugations is essential for effective communication.
If you need help, just ask me or anyone else on Yahoo! Answers.
Podcasts are very helpful, too. That way, you can hear the language. However, you should also read Spanish, too, so you know how to spell the word and say it at the same time.
Buena suerte, y ¡espero que puedas hablar en español!
Let's use "comer", meaning "to eat", as an example.
In South America, vos is sometimes used (heavily in Argentina), and it is conjugated by replacing the last r with an s and putting an accent mark over the vowel next to the r. Thus, it would be "vos comés", as opposed to the conventional "tú comes".
In Spain, "you guys" can be translated informally as vosotros, or formally as ustedes. Everywhere else, it is conventional to only use ustedes. Vosotros is conjugated with -áis, -éis, and -ís endings for the -ar, -er, and -ir verbs, respectively. Because we are using "comer", an -er verb, it would be conjugated "vosotros coméis". In Latin and South America, it is conjugated "ustedes comen".
...and don't get me started on the vos and vosotros commands...
¡Comé la cena! - Vos command for "Eat your dinner!"
¡Comed las cenas! - Vosotros command for "Eat your dinners!" (replaced the final r with a d)
¡No comáis mi pelo! - Vosotros negative command, meaning "Don't (you guys) eat my hair!" (lack of a better example)
To answer your question, I would go with Latin American Spanish. Many hispanohablantes would understand you. If you go with Castilian Spanish, Latin Americans may snicker or not understand you well. Yet, if you go to Spain and speak Latin American Spanish, I think they'd be fine with it.
Sorry this is so long, but Castilian Spanish also has a lisp-like accent. Their z's are pronounced like th's. For example, "conozco" is not "ko-NOS-ko", but "ko-NOTH-ko". My classmate does that because her teacher taught the kids Castilian Spanish.
Why is Spanish such a hot language these days? Is it that great?
It is not great IMO when I took it. I really want to learn Japanese, the girls in my area love it when a guy can speak Japanese.
Spanish is a hot language now a days because of immigration and right after Caucasian (which make up about 56 - 60 percent of America) the Hispanics make up the largest population/ethnicity in America. In states like California, the Hispanic population makes up the majority.
I have met girls that get annoyed when people speak Spanish, girls that just want a man to speak English, that is their opinion. I have nothing against those who speak Spanish and show interest in the language and culture, it is their taste. Americans tend to fall hard after other cultures, I have about 10 friends that plan on marrying a Chinese woman just so they can get Chinese food for dinner lol!
Spanish is a hot language now a days because of
2. It is used a lot after English
3. Schools try their best to force it down the throat of their students
4. Since a large population of Hispanics make up America (they are 2nd after whites), the Hispanic population try to spread the Language, Americans like everything that is NOT of their culture.
5. America's Major cities like Los Angeles and New York are full of Hispanics, which make up the majority of the city
I myself LOVE English a lot, my favorite language AFTER Japanese (for some reason I want to learn it and find the Japanese culture attractive). I do not believe Spanish is that great, ALTHOUGH it is a matter of opinion, many will agree with me while many disagree with me.
how do you think of spanish language?
Spanish is my second language and I have been speaking it for 10 years. I have to say that I absolutely love it. I think it is probably one of the prettiest sounding languages as well...All spanish basically sounds the same it's just the accent that the Spaniards put on it that makes it sound different from the spanish that they speak in Mexico.