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Spanish
(español) is a Romance language that originated in northern Spain, and gradually spread in the Kingdom of Castile and evolved into the principal language of government and trade. It was taken most notably to the Americas, and also to Africa and Asia Pacific with the expansion of the Spanish Empire between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.Today, about 400 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it the world's second most spoken language in terms of native speakers.Spanish is growing increasingly popular as a second or third language in a number of countries because of logistical, economic, and touristic interest towards the many nations which chiefly use Spanish as the primary language. Spanish people tend to call this language español (Spanish) when contrasting it with languages such as French and English, but call it castellano (Castilian), that is, the language of the Castile region, when contrasting it with other languages spoken in Spain such as Galician, Basque, and Catalan

 

Catalan is the language of Catalonia. It has the category of official language along with Spanish, which is official all over the Spanish State. Catalan is also the language of an extensive area covering the eastern part of the Spanish State, Balearic Island, Valencian Community where it is known as Valencian, Aragon, Andorra, where it is the official language, and in the city of Alghero in the Italian island of Sardinia. As a whole, the Catalan language is spoken in a territory of 68.000 km² inhabited by 13,5 million people. From them, it is estimated that 9 million are able to speak it, while 11 million can understand it. For further informations visit the official web site of Catalunya: www.gencat.cat
 
SOME USEFUL PHRASES
 
Hallo! - Hola!

Good Morning! - Buenos dias!

Good Evening! - ¡Buenas Tardes!

Welcome! (to greet someone) - ¡Bienvenido!

How Are You? - ¿Cómo Estás?

I'm Fine, Thanks! - Estoy Bíen ¡Gracias!

And You? - ¿Y Tú?

Good/ So-So. - Bíen/ Así Así

Thank You (Very Much)! - ¡(Muchas) Gracias!

You're Welcome! (answering "thank you") - ¡De Nada!

Hey! Friend! - ¡Eh! ¡Amigo!

I Missed You So Much! - ¡Te Extraño Mucho!

What's New? - ¿Qué Hay De Nuevo?

Nothing Much. - Nada

Good Night! - ¡Buenas noches!

See You Later! - ¡Hasta luego!

Good Bye! - ¡Adiós!

Good Luck! - ¡Que Tenga Suerte!

Happy Birthday! - ¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Happy New Year! - ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Merry Christmas! - ¡Feliz Navidad!

Congratulations! - ¡Felicidades!

Enjoy! (For meals…) - ¡Que Aproveche!

I'd Like To Visit Spain One Day. - Me Gustaría Visitar Algún Día Tu País

Say Hi To John For me. - Dale Saludos A ( Juan ...) De Mi Parte

Bless you (when sneezing) - ¡Salud!

Good Night & Sweet Dreams! - ¡Buenas Noches Y Dulces Sueños!

I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) - ¡Disculpe!

Sorry (for a mistake) - ¡Lo Siento!

No Problem! - ¡No Problema!

Can You Say It Again? - ¡Puede Repetirlo!

Can You Speak Slowly? - ¡Puedes Hablar Más Despacio!

Write It Down Please! - ¡Escríbalo, Por Favor!

I Don't Understand! - ¡No Entiendo!

I Don't Know! - ¡No (Lo) Sé!

I Have No Idea. - ¡No Tengo Ni Idea!

What's That Called In Spanish? - ¿Cómo Se llama a Esto En Español?

How Do You Say "Please" In Spanish? - ¿Cómo Se Dice "please" En Español?

What Is This? - ¿Qué Es Esto?

My Spanish Is Bad. - Mi Español Es Malo

I need to practice my Spanish - Me falta práctica en Español
   
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