Latin American countries that speak Spanish include Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Which countries use Latin American Spanish?
There are 20 Spanish-speaking countries: Argentina, Spain, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Uruguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.
Who speaks Latin American Spanish?
Roughly 60 percent of the Latin American population speaks Spanish. Most of the rest of the residents speak Portuguese (around 34 percent), and a small percentage speak other languages, such as French, English and various Mayan languages.
Can Spanish speakers understand Latin American Spanish?
We are frequently asked about the differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain and the Spanish of Latin America. While there are distinctions between the varieties of Spanish, the first thing to make clear is that Spanish speakers can all understand each other, whether in Cadiz or Cusco, Salamanca or Santo Domingo.
Is Latin American Spanish common?
Of the more than 469 million people who speak Spanish as their native language, more than 422 million are in Latin America, the United States and Canada. There are numerous regional particularities and idiomatic expressions within Spanish.
Should I learn Latin American Spanish or Spain Spanish?
Snapshot of Spanish in Spain vs. Latin America
|Choose Spain if you…||Choose Latin America if you…|
|Have a higher command of Spanish; or are used to Spain Spanish.||Are at any level of their Spanish learning! Some countries are easier than others for beginners.|
What is the best Spanish accent?
Some people claim that for these reasons Colombia has the best Spanish accent. Others say that Peru and Ecuador have the best Spanish accent. The Mexican Spanish accent as heard during football games or news programmes is easily understandable.
Which Spanish does duolingo teach?
On Duolingo, you’ll learn a version of Spanish closer to what you’d hear in Latin America than in Spain, but the differences are relatively small and everybody will be able to understand you. It’s a bit of a mix between Mexican, Colombian and Central American Spanish, that is meant to sound as neutral as possible.