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Summary Translation

The aim of a summary translation is usually to allow the reader to understand the key points of the original document. It is not a word-for-word translation of the original. This can be applied, for example, to merger and acquisition transactions, or litigation discoveries. These often entail large volumes of material that need to be […]

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Mexican Spanish

Spanish is the most spoken language in Mexico: 97% of people use it either as their mother tongue or a second language. However, there are 67 indigenous languages in use and they have been protected since 2001 by the Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Peoples Law. The Spanish language arrived in Mexico with the conquerors, and […]

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Salvadoran Spanish

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America and, like the vast majority of countries in the Americas, has Spanish as its official language. However, Salvadoran Spanish as we know it today exhibits significant linguistic influences from the indigenous languages that existed in the area before the Spanish conquerors arrived in the sixteenth century. […]

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Nicaraguan Spanish

Nicaragua is a Central American country with a multi-ethnic nature, due to the legacies of various cultures including the Toltec, Maya and Aztec. The official language is Spanish, although given the British colonization of the Atlantic coast, English is quite common alongside the native languages.   • Chorotegas • Maribios • Nicaraos (or Náhuatl, from […]

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Puerto Rican Spanish

The Spanish spoken in Puerto Rico shares linguistic features with other West Indian islands and the continental Caribbean, but it has its own characteristics. Undoubtedly, Puerto Rico’s history is a determining factor of the Spanish spoken there today. The influence of the indigenous language spoken in Borinquen (as Puerto Ricans call their nation) on the […]

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Panamanian Spanish

Due to Panama’s geographic position, many diverse linguistic influences have to varying degrees combined to for what is now known as “Panamanian Spanish”. Although the official and most used language in Panama is Spanish, it coexists with 19 other languages, such as the indigenous Bugle, Ngäbere, Embera, Wounaan, Kuna, Naso Tjerdi and Bribri (recently recognized […]

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Costa Rican Spanish

As we have been showing in the various articles about each of the Spanish-speaking countries in America, and Central America is also proud of its diverse Spanish. We insist that all Spanish speakers can understand each other, but it is noteworthy that every nation and every region can have its own characteristics. This is precisely […]

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Venezuelan Spanish

This variety of Caribbean Spanish, with numerous similarities to the Spanish of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, came to the land of the hallaca (or “hayaca”, which is also accepted by the Royal Spanish Academy), with origins in African and indigenous languages, at the hands of the Spanish conquerors (mostly from Andalucía and […]

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