Do Filipinos Speak Spanish? (They Used To)

The Philippines was a Spanish colony from 1565 to 1898 – a period in which the Spanish language was extremely important and, in the later period, very common all throughout the country. Spanish remained an official language until 1987, but with the departure of the Spanish colonizers, the Spanish language has become gradually less wide-spread … Read more

Which Countries In Africa Speak Spanish? (Actually, Only Equatorial Guinea)

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

Italian VS Spanish – How Similar Are The Two Languages?

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

Glossika Spanish Review: Learn Spanish With Sentences (And NO Grammar)

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

Is the Spanish Language Spoken in Brazil? (Well….)

Is Spanish spoken in Brazil?

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

How Spanish Came From Latin (But Also Arabic and Other Languagers)

Is Spanish a Latin language?

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 are not the same thing, it’s clear that Spanish has Latin origins. Is Spanish and Latin The Same Language? Latin or rather, Vulgar Latin was … Read more

Should I sign up for Spanish language classes?

Spanish language classes

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