Spanish (Castilian Spanish or Castellano) is the language of the Indo-European language family, the Romance language group. Spanish is another widely used language and is used by around 527 million people worldwide. It is used not only in Spain, but also in very large parts of Central and almost all of South America.
Spanish belongs to the Romance language group and is related to languages such as French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, etc.
There are 21 countries in the world where Spanish is an official language. For example, Equatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa where the official language is Spanish.
How Many People Speak Spanish
It is about 438 million people in the world.
A Bit of History
Spanish dates back to 218 AD, when the Romans arrived on the Iberian Peninsula. It developed like other Romance languages, from vulgar Latin. The Moorish invasion of the 8th century left a great impression not only on the art and culture of the region, but also on the language – many nouns, place names and even several surnames were taken from the Arabic language.
Albufera, Guadalajara and La Mancha, for example, are just a few of the place names that come from the Arabic language. What is also interesting about the language is the existence of word pairs – words of the same meaning, such as oliva-aceituna (olive) and escorpión-alacrán (scorpion). In the 15th century, the language traveled to Central America, South America and even several parts of North America.
Although the language is the same and people are able to talk even if one is from Spain and the other is from Argentina there are differences between the Spanish and Latin American languages.
For example, if in Spanish Spanish there are both “vosotros” and “ustedes” (informal and formal “you”), in Latin American Spanish the address is much more formal and even your friends are addressed with “ustedes” (formally – you). The most pronounced difference is in the pronunciation of words, for example, in some pronouns the ending “s” is dropped.
The Spanish alphabet is a modified version of the Latin alphabet consisting of 27 letters.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, Ñ, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.
Why Spanish is Castilian?
Because the Spanish language originates from the Castile region of Spain, it is also often referred to as Castilian.
Official Spanish Translation of Documents: When is it Needed?
This service is required to process various source materials:
- contracts and agreements;
- project estimate documents;
- scientific research works,
- passports and birth certificates;
- marriage and divorce certificates,
- marriage contracts;
- documents for receiving inheritance;
- court documents
It must be understood that the translation of documents is provided not only from Spanish into English, but also vice versa. In our office you can order translations in both directions. In addition, the appropriate linguist is selected according to the content of the source and the orientation towards the language group requested in the final document. To avoid any errors and inaccuracies, the text is read by a professional editor after translation.
A Spanish translator is available at the Littera Translation Agency upon your request. We have about 10 Spanish translators and proofreaders.
We can help you with Spanish to English translation! We work with more than 80 other languages. Ask our manager for your language pair.
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