Castellano (Castilian Spanish), a.k.a. Español, is the national language and, in case you had any doubt, is natively spoken by everyone in Spain. (Some Spaniards, however, as explained below, are bilingual and thus also speak other official languages).
What countries speak castellano?
Castellano is the name given to the Spanish language in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Some philologists use Castilian only when speaking of the language spoken in Castile during the Middle Ages, stating that it is preferable to use Spanish for its modern form.
Is castellano the only language spoken in Spain?
Spain’s Official Language
Spanish, also known as Castilian Spanish or just Castilian, is the official national language. You’ll see it called castellano here in Spain. The Spanish spoken in Spain is largely the same as that spoken in Latin America, but with some key differences.
Is castellano the same as Spanish or just similar?
Castilian Spanish, also known as Peninsular Spanish, is the variety of Spanish originally spoken in northern and central Spain. Today, however, the term castellano is used more generally to refer to the Spanish spoken in all of Spain in opposition to Spanish spoken in Latin America, regardless of regional differences.
Is Spanish also known as castellano?
Castilian dialect, Spanish Castellano, a dialect of the Spanish language (q.v.), the basis of modern standard Spanish. Originally the local dialect of Cantabria in north central Spain, Castilian spread to Castile.
Is Spanish older than English?
So we’ve established that English has been written for a long time, and while it gets more and more difficult to understand, the further back we go, as a written language it’s probably older than Spanish. Spanish, on the other hand, hasn’t been written as long as English.
What is the difference between Castellano and Spanish?
In Latin American countries, the Spanish language is simply called español (Spanish) as that is from where the language was brought. In Spain, however, the Spanish language is called castellano (Castilian), which refers the Castile province in central Spain where the language is said to have originated.
Which Latin American Spanish is closest to Spain?
It’s vosotros. It’s the personal pronoun for the second person plural informal. Vos is typical as a replacement for “tú” in some parts of Latin America. As far as I know only Spain uses vosotros.
What type of Spanish is taught in school?
The most common Spanish dialect taught in the U.S. is standard Latin American. It is sometimes called “Highland” Spanish since it is generally spoken in the mountainous areas of Latin America.