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Spanish Language and Its Countless Variations

Today, the Spanish speaking population reaches over 500 million people around the world. Additionally, Latin America has become in a rapidly growing market with much development and growth potential. Without a doubt, it has become a major market to introduce, and offer to services and products. However, when doing so we must acknowledge the fact […]

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What Are the Differences Between Spanish and Catalan?

Both of them are Romance languages, but Catalan—contrary to popular belief—is not a dialect of Spanish, but rather an entirely different language. In fact, looks nothing like the Spanish that today’s Spanish-speakers use. If we were to compare it with another language, it would appear more similar to Portuguese or French. The Catalan language comes […]

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The Spanish Language: Vulgarisms and Vices

As language professionals—translators, writers, editors, literature students, etc.—we tend to feel outraged whenever we hear or see grammatical, spelling or semantic errors, which unfortunately are becoming more common and generally accepted by laypersons, including friends and family. What’s worse, this is also happening in many media outlets. We are often shocked by the unrefined turn […]

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Spanish Is the Second Most Widely Used Language on Twitter

The Spanish Chancellor, José Manuel García-Margallo, and the director of the Instituto Cervantes (Cervantes Institute, Madrid), Victor García de la Concha presented the 2012 report “Spanish in the World” on Monday January 14th, 2013. The report contains updated information on the Spanish language. They have been publishing the report since 1998, and in this edition, […]

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Spanish Language Enjoys Excellent Health

The Cervantes Institute, one of the largest Spanish-language cultural institutions, unveiled on January 14 its annual report on the overall status of the Spanish language in the world. The 2012 Report focuses particularly on the high demand for Spanish instruction that is being experienced in Asia. The report, entitled “Spanish in the World,” also points […]

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Hispanic Voters Encouraged to Vote through Spanish Language Ads

Ads posted by Obama and Romney teams aimed at Hispanic voters have popped up through many media outlets in the last couple of months, but more so in the last couple of weeks; right before the November elections. As many Latinos fall in the range of “undecided voters”, new advertisements aimed at this special group […]

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A menu in Spanish

Continuing with the “Olympic spirit”, I read recently that before the 2006 Olympic Games in Peking, the city carried out a translation and a “standardization” of food names into English. This was done to avoid confusion and mistakes that frequently appear in restaurant menus. In doing this the government wanted to make it easier for […]

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