Spanish, more than just one language
Over 400-million native Spanish speakers live throughout the world, with an extra 90-million using it as a second language. The second most common language spoken around the globe serves as an official language for more than 20-countries.
Latin-based, Spanish spread in the Americas via European colonists and conquistadors of the past. From the United States to the tip of Cape Horn, it serves diverse populations spanning a vast area.
Unique areas create countless regional varieties often following distinct grammar and pronunciation rules. These subtle differences make it impossible for an outsider to gain the precise meaning of a passage or conversation. A native speaking translator for your English to Spanish translation is imperative to the success of any project.
Interesting facts about the Spanish language
Spanish pronunciation Spanish is pronounced phonetically but be aware of the rolled "r". "V" and "b" are indistinguishable and the letter "h" is silent.
Accents Vowels in Spanish can carry accent marks "á, é, í, ó and ú"
Punctuation Opening question and exclamation marks, "¿" and "¡", appear at the beginning of all questions or exclamations.
Gender Spanish has masculine and feminine genders. Nouns, adjectives, verbs, and articles are affected by the gender. E.g. Está interesada (She’s interested), Está interesado (He’s interested).
Plural In general, plural forms by adding "s" to words ending in a vowel and by adding "os" or "es" to words ending in a consonant.