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Published on February 18, 2014

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Spanish Language and Culture Facts
1. Spanish ranks 2nd in the world in terms of how many speak it as their first language.
2. It’s one of the most phonetic languages. If you know how the word is spelled, you can almost always know how it is pronounced.
3. After Latin, the language that has had the biggest influence on Spanish is Arabic.
4. Heavy Arabian influence is also present in Spain’s staple music style, Flamenco, particularly in el Cante Jondo.
5. Other Arabian influences are found in Spanish architecture.
6. Other languages that have influenced the Spanish language and its dialects are French, Portuguese, Italian, and indigenous peoples from the Americas like the Aztecs, the Mayans, and the Incas. (American English has also influenced new words in Spanish)
7. Spanish & English share vocab through cognates, since both derive many words from Latin and Arabic.
8. Their biggest grammar differences include use of gender, verb conjugation, subjunctive mood, and some word order.

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