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9th Apr '18 11:00:45 PM EdnaWalker
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See SpanishLiterature. For accents and dialects of the Spanish language, see UsefulNotes/SpanishAccentsAndDialects.

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See SpanishLiterature.SpanishLiterature for literature originally written in the Spanish language. Naturally, this overlaps with LatinAmericanLiterature due to the fact that most Latin American countries are Spanish-speaking countries. For accents and dialects of the Spanish language, see UsefulNotes/SpanishAccentsAndDialects.
9th Apr '18 10:55:24 PM EdnaWalker
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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is the actual original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when Castile and Aragon, the two main Christian kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula, finished the [[MoorishSpain Reconquista]] and expelled the Muslims that had occupied it for 800 years. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. "Castilian Spanish", or just "Castilian", are very common terms to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically[[/note]], is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere. See SpanishLiterature.

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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is the actual original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when Castile and Aragon, the two main Christian kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula, finished the [[MoorishSpain Reconquista]] and expelled the Muslims that had occupied it for 800 years. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. "Castilian Spanish", or just "Castilian", are very common terms to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically[[/note]], is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere.

See SpanishLiterature.
SpanishLiterature. For accents and dialects of the Spanish language, see UsefulNotes/SpanishAccentsAndDialects.
25th Jan '18 2:32:45 AM Cryoclaste
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* C: In Spain, before ''i'' or ''e'', pronounced like the ''th'' in ''think'' but drawn out like ''s''. In Latin America, it's ''s'' like in English. [[TheOffspring Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, thinco, thinco, seis!]]

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* C: In Spain, before ''i'' or ''e'', pronounced like the ''th'' in ''think'' but drawn out like ''s''. In Latin America, it's ''s'' like in English. [[TheOffspring [[Music/TheOffspring Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, thinco, thinco, seis!]]
5th Jan '18 11:18:06 PM patoezequiel
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* ''Cojones''[[labelnote:*]]Not "cajones", although non-native speakers sometimes confuse the two. Saying that someone has a lot of cajones means that they have a lot of drawers.[[/labelnote]]= The more profane word for balls, the usual ones being ''huevos'' (which is also the word for eggs) and ''pelotas'' (which actually means "balls"). Quite a few expresions arise from this one: the verb ''acojonar(se)'' means "to (get) scare(d)" and is genrally used to remark how much of a coward the guy who got scared is. ''Cojonudo'' roughly translates to "fucking good". The expression ''tocar los cojones'' (literally "touching the balls") can either mean "to be a lazy fuck" or "to piss someone off" depending on whether the metaforical balls belong to the person touching them or not. Calling someone a ''mosca cojonera'' (balls-y fly) implies that they are as annoying as, well, having a fly in the balls.

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* ''Cojones''[[labelnote:*]]Not "cajones", although non-native speakers sometimes confuse the two. Saying that someone has a lot of cajones means that they have a lot of drawers.[[/labelnote]]= Spain only. The more profane word for balls, the usual ones being ''huevos'' (which is also the word for eggs) and ''pelotas'' (which actually means "balls"). Quite a few expresions arise from this one: the verb ''acojonar(se)'' means "to (get) scare(d)" and is genrally used to remark how much of a coward the guy who got scared is. ''Cojonudo'' roughly translates to "fucking good". The expression ''tocar los cojones'' (literally "touching the balls") can either mean "to be a lazy fuck" or "to piss someone off" depending on whether the metaforical balls belong to the person touching them or not. Calling someone a ''mosca cojonera'' (balls-y fly) implies that they are as annoying as, well, having a fly in the balls.
5th Jan '18 11:15:08 PM patoezequiel
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Decimal separators also depend on the region. In Spain, the thousands separator is a period and the fractional separator is a comma (ten thousand and a half in Spain = 10.000,5); in Latin America, just like in American English, the thousands separator is a comma and the fractional separator is a period (ten thousand and a half in Mexico = 10,000.5).

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Decimal separators also depend on the region. In Spain, Spain and some countries in Latin America, the thousands separator is a period and the fractional separator is a comma (ten thousand and a half in Spain = 10.000,5); while in other parts of Latin America, just like in American English, the thousands separator is a comma and the fractional separator is a period (ten thousand and a half in Mexico = 10,000.5).
6th Jun '17 3:59:48 AM XanderVJ
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* ''Cojones''[[labelnote:*]]Not "cajones", although non-native speakers sometimes confuse the two. Saying that someone has a lot of cajones means that they have a lot of drawers.[[/labelnote]]= The more profane word for balls, the usual ones being ''huevos'' (which is also the word for eggs) and ''pelotas''. Quite a few expresions arise from this one: the verb ''acojonar(se)'' means "to (get) scare(d)" and is genrally used to remark how much of a coward the guy who got scared is. ''Cojonudo'' roughly translates to "fucking good". The expression ''tocar los cojones'' (literally "touching the balls") can either mean "to be a lazy fuck" or "to piss someone off" depending on whether the metaforical balls belong to the person touching them or not. Calling someone a ''mosca cojonera'' (balls-y fly) implies that they are as annoying as, well, having a fly in the balls.

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* ''Cojones''[[labelnote:*]]Not "cajones", although non-native speakers sometimes confuse the two. Saying that someone has a lot of cajones means that they have a lot of drawers.[[/labelnote]]= The more profane word for balls, the usual ones being ''huevos'' (which is also the word for eggs) and ''pelotas''.''pelotas'' (which actually means "balls"). Quite a few expresions arise from this one: the verb ''acojonar(se)'' means "to (get) scare(d)" and is genrally used to remark how much of a coward the guy who got scared is. ''Cojonudo'' roughly translates to "fucking good". The expression ''tocar los cojones'' (literally "touching the balls") can either mean "to be a lazy fuck" or "to piss someone off" depending on whether the metaforical balls belong to the person touching them or not. Calling someone a ''mosca cojonera'' (balls-y fly) implies that they are as annoying as, well, having a fly in the balls.
6th Jun '17 3:27:40 AM XanderVJ
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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is the actual original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when the two main Christian kingdoms expelled the Muslims from the Iberian peninsula: Castile and Aragon. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella and Ferdinand. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. "Castilian Spanish", or just "Castilian", are very common terms to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically[[/note]], is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere. See SpanishLiterature.

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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is the actual original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when Castile and Aragon, the two main Christian kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula, finished the [[MoorishSpain Reconquista]] and expelled the Muslims from the Iberian peninsula: Castile and Aragon. that had occupied it for 800 years. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand.Ferdinand of Aragon. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. "Castilian Spanish", or just "Castilian", are very common terms to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically[[/note]], is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere. See SpanishLiterature.
6th Jun '17 3:24:55 AM XanderVJ
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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is actually the original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when the two main Christian kingdoms expelled the Muslims from the Iberian peninsula: Castile and Aragon. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella and Ferdinand. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. "Castilian Spanish", or just "Castilian", are very common terms to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically[[/note]], is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere. See SpanishLiterature.

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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is actually the actual original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when the two main Christian kingdoms expelled the Muslims from the Iberian peninsula: Castile and Aragon. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella and Ferdinand. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. "Castilian Spanish", or just "Castilian", are very common terms to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically[[/note]], is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere. See SpanishLiterature.
6th Jun '17 3:24:39 AM XanderVJ
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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is actually the original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when the two main Christian kingdoms expelled the Muslims from the Iberian peninsula: Castile and Aragon. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella and Ferdinand. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. Some people use the term "Castilian Spanish" to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically[[/note]], is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere. See SpanishLiterature.

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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is actually the original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when the two main Christian kingdoms expelled the Muslims from the Iberian peninsula: Castile and Aragon. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella and Ferdinand. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. Some people use the term "Castilian Spanish" Spanish", or just "Castilian", are very common terms to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically[[/note]], is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere. See SpanishLiterature.
6th Jun '17 3:22:57 AM XanderVJ
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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is actually the original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when the two main Christian kingdoms expelled the Muslims from the Iberian peninsula: Castile and Aragon. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella and Ferdinand. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. Some people use the term "Castilian Spanish" to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically.[[/note]] is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere. See SpanishLiterature.

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Spanish, also known as "Castilian"[[note]]This is actually the original name of the language. The country we know today as Spain was formed in the late XV century, when the two main Christian kingdoms expelled the Muslims from the Iberian peninsula: Castile and Aragon. Both kingdoms were united thanks to the marriage of their respective kings, Isabella and Ferdinand. Castilian was, obviously enough, the language from Castile, which eventually became the dominant language of the territory, and the one that was exported to the American colonies. Some people use the term "Castilian Spanish" to refer to the Spanish language as it's spoken in Spain, specifically.[[/note]] specifically[[/note]], is an Ibero-Romance language, and the second most natively spoken language in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese) due to the enormous expanse of the Spanish Empire in its heyday. It's the national or official language of 21 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the UN and 13 other international organizations. Even in the United States alone there are over 50 million Spanish-speakers, which is more than the entire population of most Spanish-speaking countries, Spain itself included[[note]]And if you look below, there's even a native dialect of Spanish in New Mexico and Colorado![[/note]]. In short, this is a '''big''' language. It's the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere. See SpanishLiterature.
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