Spanish Language and Culture

Spanish is a major language of international organizations such as the Organization of Ibero-American States; and of countries in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Until 1973, it was the official language of the Philippines, where its impact still is seen in the vocabularies of such native Filipino languages as Tagalog and Cebuano. Contributions typically raise questions about the language's local dialects; regional variations; and worldwide achievements in business, entertainment, and literature.

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Spanish Language and Culture

What countries speak spanish as a primary language?

The countries are: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico (with English as the secondary language), Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain and Equatorial Guinea (the only Spanish speaking country in Africa, with English, French and Portuguese as the secondary languages).

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Spanish Language and Culture

How many countries have Spanish as the official national language - and what are the names and capitals of those countries?

Spanish-Speaking Countries

Most countries have an "official national language"; there are 14 countries in the world that have Spanish as their official language, and 6 more (and a US territory) that have Spanish as the de facto national language (*).

Here is the list of countries by continent (with their capital in parenthesis):

Europe

Spain (Madrid)

Africa

Equatorial Guinea (Malabo) in West Africa

North and Central America

Mexico (Mexico City) *

Costa Rica (San José)

Cuba (Havana)

Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) *

El Salvador (San Salvador)

Guatemala (Guatemala City)

Honduras (Tegucigalpa)

Nicaragua (Managua) *

Panama (Panama City)

Puerto Rico (San Juan) *

South America

Argentina (Buenos Aires) *

Bolivia (La Paz)

Chile (Santiago) *

Colombia (Bogotá)

Ecuador (Quito)

Paraguay (Asunción)

Peru (Lima)

Uruguay (Montevideo) *

Venezuela (Caracas)

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Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters
Spanish Language and Culture

What are some spanish words that end with mo?

  • como
  • tomo
  • mismo
  • llamo
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Spanish Language and Culture

How do you say 'I want a cake' in Spanish?

In Mexico, we say, "Me gustaría or Yo quiero un pastel." In Argentina and Venezuela, they say, "Me gustaría or Yo quiero una torta." In Mexico, a torta is a type of sandwich. In Puerto Rico, they say, "Me gustaría or Yo quiero un bizcocho." In Spain, they say, "Me gustaría or Yo quiero una tarta."

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Is it el día or la día?

el día, it's irregular

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Spanish Language and Culture

How do you say tocador in English?

1. player, as in player of an instrument rather than sports.

2. a dresser, like a vanity table.

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Strawberries

How do you say strawberry cake in Spanish?

In Argentina we say: "torta de frutillas".

"Pastel de fresa" is also accepted.

En Mexico, genralmente decimos "Pastel de Fresa".

Another answer: "Tarta de fresa" means strawberry cake in Spanish.

Yet another answer: Bizcocho de fresas - this would be more like a sponge cake with whole or sliced strawberries baked or on the cake.

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What does oye como va mean in Spanish?

It means, "Hey! How's it goin'?"

"Oye cómo va" is the name of a song by Celia Cruz. Its full lyric is "Oye cómo va el ritmo, buen pa' gozar, mulata." The translation is roughly, "Listen how it goes, my rhythm, For you to enjoy, mulata." A mulata is a woman of interracial heritage, but it's used informally to mean something along the lines of chica (young-ish female).

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Spanish Language and Culture

How many US residents speak Spanish at home?

Spanish is the second most common language (after English) spoken in the United States with 1 in 10 U.S. residents who speak Spanish.

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Spanish Language and Culture

Is spanish closely related to latin?

Spanish is closely related to Latin.

The Spanish language is one of the Romance, or Romanic, languages: this is a branch of the Italic subfamily of the huge Indo-European language family also known as PIE (Proto-Indo-European).

The Italic subfamily of PIE all originate with ancient Rome, where Vulgar Latin was spoken.

The main Italic - popularly called Latin - languages spoken today, in descending order of speakers, are:

Spanish

Portugese

Italian

French

Romanian

Catalan

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Math and Arithmetic
Spanish Language and Culture

Hoose the best Spanish word to complete the sentence Estamos a.mirándolo b. mirarlo c. miramoslo d. mirando lo?

Estamos mirándolo looks good to me...

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What does te amo con toda mi fuerza amor mean in spanish?

It means:

I love you with all my strength my love.

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Spanish Language and Culture

Does más always need an accent?

Yes, it does. Except, when used as a conjunction, mas means pero (but) and is written without the accent.

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Spanish Language and Culture

What are the 30 letters of the spanish alphabet?

A

B

C

CH

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

LL

M

N

Ñ

O

P

Q

R

RR

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

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Spanish Language and Culture

How do you use lithe as a sentence?

The ballet dance was lithe and graceful

lithe means supple and flexible

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What is good day in Spanish language?

Good day- Buenos diás,Good evening- Buenas tardes,Good night-Buenas noches.

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What is follow your dreams meaning in Spanish?

Follow your dreams

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Spanish Language and Culture

How do you say easily in Spanish?

Fácilmente

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Is Spanish considered a tone language?

The answer is no, but this deserves some explanation.

Tone is important in spanish to pronounce words correctly, because every spanish word is stressed at one particular syllable. But! This does not transform spanish into a tone language, because a variation of the correct "tone" of a word just makes it incorrectly pronounced. It does NOT change the meaning.

Of course, there are some cases where you do change the meaning if you stress the wrong syllable, but these cases are rare. Not nearly enough to transform spanish into a tone language.

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Translations
Spanish Language and Culture

What does Ocell De Foc mean?

It is Catalan for "bird of fire."

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Landlord-Tenant Issues
Preguntas en Espanol
Spanish Language and Culture

Contrato de alquiler con opcion a compra?

El contrato redactado entre partes, donde una de ellas alquila a otra bienes con opción a compra, se denomina leasing (arrendamiento financiero).

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Spanish Language and Culture

What languages are spoken in Spain?

Spanish

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Spanish Language and Culture

What is the Spanish word oso gomoso in English?

rubbery bear

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Spanish Language and Culture

Is tiramisu spanish?

No it's Japanese.

It is not Japanese at all,it is Italian and means pick me up - tirami su. It includes coffee in it's ingredients hence the pick me up.

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Spanish Language and Culture

How many Spanish words that end in 'a' are masculine?

Well there are a lot, listed below are just some of the most common:

-problema

-sistema

-programa

-mapa

-clima

Those are some just write off the top of my head.

Generally, words ending in "ema" or "ama" are masculine.

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