Spain

 

Spain is considered an exotic country in Europe due to its friendly inhabitants, relaxed lifestyle, its cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and world-famous folklore and festivities. Among many places worth visiting are Spain’s thriving capital Madrid, the vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, the famous “Running of the Bulls” at Pamplona, major Andalucian cities with Islamic architecture, like Seville, Granada and Córdoba, the Way of St. James and the idyllic Balearic and Canary Islands.

Talk

Unsurprisingly, the official and universal language used in Spain is Spanish (español), but it is more complicated than that, as it differs from the Latin American varieties in pronunciation and other details. It is part of the Romance family of languages (others include Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Italian, Occitan, French, and Romanian) and is one of the main branches of that family. Many people, especially outside Castille, prefer to call it Castilian (castellano).

In addition to the native languages, English and French are commonly studied in school. While most younger Spaniards have studied English in school, due to a lack of practice and exposure, proficiency is generally poor, and most people will not know more than a few basic words. If you are lost, your best bet would generally be young urban people. To improve your chances of being understood, stick to simple words and avoid long sentences.

(source: Wikitravel)

 

 

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  1. April 23, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Hello everybody !!

    My name is Dominic, and i live near Gibraltar. I also write and speak perfect Spanish, if that can help in anything. I have troncal HH, and right now i am not following any treatment. Even so, i do at least one hour a day of walking, and i hide the marks with long and ample clothing. It is a nasty thing to live with, but there are ways of keeping it at bay. Kind regards to all, Dominic

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