Spanish speaking places

@maximax8 (27344)
United Kingdom
June 20, 2009 4:05am CST
Spanish is a lovely language to learn and I want to carry on doing so. There are so many different places in the world where it is spoken. So far in my life I have been to the Canary Islands that are owned by Spain, Mexico and Guatemala. Have you ever been to a Spanish speaking place? If so where? Would you like to visit a country where Spanish is spoken? If so where?
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
20 Jun 09
I think Spanish is a great language, and not so difficult to learn, a lot easier than Thai, anyway. Actually, I think Spanish is spoken in more countries as a first language than English.
@maximax8 (27344)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 09
I like languages that have the same kind of alphabet as English. Spanish is easy compared to Thai. I have heard that is a challenging language. I wonder if it is as difficult to learn as Japanese.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
20 Jun 09
While teaching English in Thailand, I was surprised how many university students were learning Japanese as well as English. Most said English was the more difficult of the two.
• Somalia
22 Jun 09
the grammatical structure of the japanese language is easier to remember than that of the english language. Only thing is you have to memorize two types of alphabets as well as kanji.
@AmbiePam (48153)
• United States
20 Jun 09
A lot of Spanish is spoken in the United States because so many people from Mexico are coming over to our country. But of course most of them are legal, and Spanish has been the second most widely spoken language in our country for a while. In my doctor's office the other day, the nurse was speaking Spanish to one of the patients because the patient spoke very little English. I have been to Mexico, so that is one country I've been to whose primary language is Spanish.
@maximax8 (27344)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 09
It was excellent that the nurse was able to speak Spanish to the patient. I noticed many Spanish speaking people in California when I was traveling there. It is lovely that you have visited beautiful Mexico.
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@AmbiePam (48153)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I've been to Mexico several times. I went to gorgeous places, and I have gone to the slums. Both affected me, in different ways.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
31 May 11
Sorry to say that I don't like Spanish language. Although lots of words in my country derives from Spanish language but to speak the language in pure Spanish, I really don;t love it. When I was in College we have Spanish subject and I hate it. Those are my lower marks in all my grades.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Si!..Senorita, Spanish is a great language.. Its interesting and nice to hear. When I was in my high school days, we have a teacher in our Language Subject that teaches us some Spanish dialects and how to speak them right. She's quite good at it. And that's why i could not forgot her up until now. I youngest brother brother loves to watch "DORA the Explorer", which has some spanish teachings especially counting numbers in spanish in "uno,dos,tres,quatro..etc.. ^_^
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
23 Jun 09
So i was in spain before and in cities there like madrid,barcelona or even some islands as ibiza and maiorca too!!So all territories are under the spain and so there people speak spanish as well!! As regards for language i can speak spanish also ebcause it is really near to my mothe-tongue so normally i can understand it even if you never studied it before...but in my case studied this langauge for some years to school so it was ok too!!
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
You have started a very interesting discussion anyways. I've been to a Spanish speaking place also. That place is located here in the Philippines. In Zamboanga City in the island of Mindanao. Spanish colonizers influenced their native language that resulted to what we call now CHABACANO (Cha-buh-cuh-noh). Some Chabacano words that I know are: Buenas Tardes Muchos Gracias Mi Abuelo/Abuela etc... Chabacano is one of the dialect in the Philippines but the number of speaking people decreases eventually. About only 2000 people are speaking this beautiful dialect.. A dialect the proves how Spain influenced our country for 333 years. Maybe, many of your respondents are from South America of EspaƱa coz many of people from there also colonizes by Spain. But I want people to know that the Philippines is the only country colonizes by Spain and this empire also influenced us too much... in our culture, behavior, spiritual beliefs, arts and everything... Though Spanish Priest didn't allowed us to study Spanish language to avoid rebellion during that era... a group of people were allowed to know it... that made the birth of Chabacano. I just wish that this beautiful dialect will remain in the heart of those people and be a part of the Philippines' glorious past.
@seymiss (627)
22 Jun 09
Spanish is a lovely language that's why till now iam still in love with spanish.I have not visited a spanish speaking countries before but i would like to visit spain and mexico and all of latin countries if i get a jackpot.Its nice to know that you have been to mexico its my dream.
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
22 Jun 09
I have never been outside of the country yet but I want to go to spain someday. I have been studying spanish for awhile so hopefully someday I'd get to use it in real day to day conversation.
@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
21 Jun 09
Yes, I lived right beside Spain, so we visited often. I also went to a few other spanish speaking places in south america. I did visit Grand Canary, but I like Ibiza more - both are spanish speaking of course.