2 Language spoken in Spain. But also in other countries such as Mexico or Puerto Rico
3 Fourth most spoken language (between 420-425 milion people) after chinese, english and hindi.
4 The language which has the funny letter " ñ "
Cazz: yeap, but he isn't spanish..
Andy: but he speaks spanish!
Cazz: so what? he's from Mexico!
2-People from Spain (Spaniards); they are the descendants Celtiberians, Visigoths and Latins.
*note: People usually tend to refer to Hispanic, Spanish and Latino to anyone who comes from the Iberian Peninsula or Latin-American, however this are bad definitions since:
1 Only certain countries in South America, mostly Argentina can claim Spanish ancestry and only the “upper class” of the other Latin-American countries can claim Spanish ancestry.
2 People from Brazil are not Spanish; they were conquered by the Portuguese but they don’t have Portuguese ancestry either.
3 Latino; Latin should only be apply to any of the Euro-Latin countries since they have real Latin ancestry, most people in Latin America have either African ancestry of Amerindian ancestry.
4 There are many different styles to speak Spanish, the “normal” or standard Spanish is the one who uses “tu” or “usted”, the one who uses the “voceo” is also valid and spoken mostly in Spain but some variations of the “voceo” are spoken in regions like Central America or Argentina.
Como estas? Bien, Bien
-Vos habablais el Castellano?
Gusto en conoserlo, os vemos pronto.
2. a latin-based language used mostly in Spain and many countries in Latin America. Spanish is also very widely spoken in parts of the Pacific (i.e. the Philippines) , and Africa (i.e. Morocco). Countries in Latin America like Mexico and Puerto Rico speak highly colloquialized variations of Spanish infused over generations with local native and colonial era slave dialects, these variations however are still considered Spanish; for example, it would be inapproprite to suggest that someone 'speaks Mexican.'
3. of or related to Spain.
*Note: This does not apply to people from Latin America, Despite popular/ignorant belief: Latin Americans are not 'Spanish' in this sense, even though many speak Spanish.
Latin America consists of many ethnicities, including European (Spanish, Portuguese, British, French, Deutsch mostly), African, Amerindian (or 'Natives of the Americas' for the less educated), Arab and even Asian (how did the Japenese end up in Chile anyway?)
While Spanish is the language spoken in most Latin American countries, the term Latin used for Latinos stems from the fact that many other latin based languages are spoken in this region of the world i.e. Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. For the same reason European countries who speak Latin languages can technically be considered Latin also, however Latin is more encompassing than Latino which refers directly to people from Latin America.
Calling someone Spanish who is from Latin America without further information of their ancestory is sign of disintelligence.
Boy1: Are you Spanish or Guatemalan?
Girl2: Do I look Mayan too you? I am from Madrid.
Boy1: Hey dont be speaking to me in the Mexican!
Girl2: I don't speak Mexican. I speak Spanish.