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Spanish is a Western Romance Language and, in terms of native speakers, the second most spoken in the world. It is the official language of Spain and several Latin American countries. It first originated in the Castile Region of Spain.

Noun gender? Masculine/Feminine

Type of writing system? Latin alphabet

Language group? Romance

Animal Jam? Yes

List of Users/People on the Wiki Who Speak This Language

Please note that Native does not necessarily mean that one is a native speaker; it only means that they speak at the level of one. Likewise, if someone is a native speaker of a language, that does not necessarily mean they speak at the level of one.

Ranking
None - Only one or two words/phrases
Beginner - Can recognize the language and can form several sentences
Intermediate - Can understand several parts of the language and understands most grammar
Advanced - Can form more complex sentences and understands quite a bit, however, they still have some trouble
Fluent - Speaks/understands the language well and a native speaker would say it is "good"
Native - Speaks/understands the language as if it is the first language they learned
  • Iloveredpanda123- Native.
  • AirCommander Falco - Beginner.
  • Differences Between Latin American and Castilian Spanish

There are several differences between the two, but here are the most prominent and the ones you need to take note of.

  • Vosotros/Vosotras and Vuestro(s)/Vuestra(s)
    • In Spain, vosotros/vosotras is used when referring to a group of informal people. It is the informal form for "you all" (also known as "you (plural)"; in this case, "you (plural informal)"). Ustedes is only used when one is referring to a group of formal people. Vuestro(s)/vuestra(s) is used similarly; it means "your" for the plural informal "you".
    • In Latin America, usually only ustedes is used.
  • Pronunciation of c and z
    • In Spain, when a c appears before i and e, it is pronounced similar to a combination of the English /th/ and /f/. This is the same for z - only it is always pronounced that way, not only when it appears before i and e.
      • For example, corazón (heart) is pronounced "corathón" and información (information) is pronounced "informathión".
    • In Latin America, c and z are pronounced similar to the English /s/.
      • For example, corazón (heart) is pronounced "corasón" and información (information) is pronounced "informasión".
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