With 480 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. The primary reason for this is of course Spain’s history as a colonial empire which spread the Spanish language to 19 countries in the Americas in the 15th-18th centuries. But what about Africa, you might ask? The African continent, … Read more Which Countries In Africa Speak Spanish? (Actually, Only Equatorial Guinea)
Italian and Spanish are two Mediterranean languages that both came from Latin, the language spoken in the Roman Empire. They’re the languages spoken in Italy and Spain – two countries known for a rich culture, a tourist-friendly climate and great cuisine. And the two languages are among the most popular to learn for English speakers … Read more Italian VS Spanish – How Similar Are The Two Languages?
When it comes to apps, programs, courses and books for learning Spanish, there are plenty to choose from. I’ve tried a lot of language learning materials over the years, and although I never use just one tool exclusively, I must say that Glossika remains one of my favorites. Glossika offers both European Spanish and Mexican … Read more Glossika Spanish Review: Learn Spanish With Sentences (And NO Grammar)
Brazil is a country of 210 million inhabitants and they almost all speak Brazilian Portuguese (98%). In fact, Brazil is the reason that Portuguese is the most spoken language in South America even though most of its neighboring countries speak Spanish. But is the Spanish language spoken in Brazil at all? It is, but not … Read more Is the Spanish Language Spoken in Brazil? (Well….)
I’ve come upon this question on the internet about the Spanish language. “Is Spanish Latin” was the phrase. While I can quite easily say that Spanish and Latin most definitely is not the same thing, it’s clear that Spanish has Latin origins. Latin, or rather Vulgar Latin was the everyday language of the Roman Empire, … Read more Is Spanish a Latin language? Well.. Yes and no!
Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. For Americans, it’s the language of the closest foreign-language neighbor, but Spanish is present and very important on almost every continent on the planet. Needless to say, there are many reasons to learn the Spanish language. People might want to learn Spanish for … Read more Should I sign up for Spanish language classes?
You came here because you’re learning Spanish. Good for you! I bet you’re already working on conversation, conjugation, speaking, listening, writing and reading. There are so many things to master to become fluent and it does take some time to learn Spanish! But how to take your Spanish to the next level, you might ask? … Read more How to learn Spanish by reading
So you’re learning Spanish. You’ve been at it for a while. You’re probably working hard, you’re not lacking motivation, although you’re starting get frustrated. And maybe you even see other people advancing in Spanish while you feel stuck. Why does it seem impossible for you to learn Spanish? If you’re struggling with learning Spanish, the … Read more Why am I struggling to learn Spanish?
Since I started learning languages on my own, I’ve researched numerous language learning theories and tackled several languages. Some with good success, and some not so much. I’ve witnessed people become fluent in a foreign language in a matter of months – others struggle for years to get the basics down. All of this got … Read more How Long Does It Take To Learn Spanish? (11 Things To Consider)