The Difference Between Castilian Spanish and Latin American Spanish.docx

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Taylor Pitman Mr. Barton Spanish I 5 January 2018 The Difference Between Castilian Spanish and Latin American Spanish Although Spanish speakers in Spain and Latin America speak Spanish quite similarly, there are some evident differences. These differences are due to the travels of Spanish speaking colonisers. These travelers journeyed throughout the world to spread the Word of God. As they fulfilled their plan and colonized in different parts of the world, the traditional Spanish brought from Spain began to mesh with local dialects. Although there are several differences in vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, verb usage, and situational use, all Spanish speakers can likely understand any form of the language. Vocabulary is one difference between Castilian Spanish and Latin American Spanish. Although these changes may cause initial confusion, there are not enough changes in dialect to create much more than a minor misunderstanding. For example, in Spain, one may check their social media accounts on an ordenador . Meanwhile, in Latin America, one may do the same on a computadora. Although simple changes like this may bewilder a visitor from Spain travelling to Latin America or vice versa, overall, these differences should not cause a major problem in communication. However, there are several differences in pronunciation between these two
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  • Fall '18
  • Amy Beaudoin
  • Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Castilian Spanish

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