“Independentista, como madrileño he llegado a la conclusión de que soy independentista catalán.
The Spanish language is the most widely spoken Romance language, both in terms of number of speakers and the number of countries in which it is the dominant language.
There are more than 400 million Spanish speakers worldwide. Pronunciation and usage of the spoken Spanish language naturally vary among countries, but regional differences are not so great as to make the language unintelligible to speakers from different areas. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a single spoken “Spanish”. There are different Spanish dialects because of the evolution of the Spanish language in different regions.
The Importance of Spanish Today
The Spanish-speaking population is one of the fastest growing segments in the world, especially in the United States. The Spanish-speaking segment constitutes a huge community that shares products, services, and culture, offering businesses and institutions a truly unique growth opportunity. Here are some important facts regarding the Spanish language:
- Spanish, the official language in twenty-one countries, is the third most widely-spoken language in the world, after English and Mandarin.
- More than 400 million people speak Spanish worldwide.
- Experts predict that by the year 2050, there will be 530 million Spanish speakers, of which 100 million will be living in the United States.
Hence, as you can imagine, the demand for having documents and communications in Spanish is growing at exponential rates. This is especially true in the United States where the Hispanic population has recently become the largest minority in the country.
U.S. Hispanic Market
The largest minority group in the United States is Hispanics. U.S. Hispanics have become not only a powerful group in terms of buying power, but also represent a key demographic group for national, state and local politics. The U.S. Hispanic vote can shift the results of a presidential election. In particular, Florida, whose population is comprised of over 20% Hispanics, has typically been a swing state in the last three crucial presidential elections.
My dear friend, why not join me in an informal Get-together on Skype for about 30 to 40 minutes on a Saturday to be arranged?
You may as well send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and book to join me for a Get-together this Saturday at 10 AM Madrid Time (GMT+1) for Spanish and 11 AM for English. Minimum level required B1 European Framework for Languages or Intermediate.
You just go and appear on Skype and contact me at “jordi.picazo“. We can create an informal group to share ideas and experiences.
This is the best way to learn a language: speak it. Once you have studied it, it is time to just speak it and give it a boost.
I’d love to get to know some of you that read the Blog from all over the world, regardless of whether your native language is the target language in the get-together or you want to practice it. We may as well start talking about the posts you most liked in here.
Deal? Go for it. I’ll be here waiting for you to join.
Greetings from the Cyberspace.
In the XVIII century Defoe and Jonathan Swift had taken concern of the Catalan issue, as well as Churchill during the Second World War, who offered the people of England the example to be imitated of the courage of the city of Barcelona when facing the bombings during the Spanish Civil War.
El caso de los catalanesLa cuestión catalana suscitó un gran debate político en Inglaterra en el siglo XVIII, en el que intervinieron los autores de ‘Robinson Crusoe’ y ‘Los viajes de Gulliver’15/09/2013 – 16:16h
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