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Spanish Language

Spanish Translation & Spanish Interpretation Services

Providing Professional Translation, Interpretation and Localization services in Spanish and more than 200 other languages and dialects

Autonym(s)

castellano, español

Number of Speakers

Native Speakers: 442 million; L2 Speakers: 70.6 million

Geographic Distribution

Iberian Peninsula (Spain); Central & South America; Africa

Official or Recognized Status

Official: Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Uruguay, Equatorial Guineau

Classification

Indo-European, Romance

Features

Fusional (inflected) language with a subject-verb-object (SVO) word order. Noun and adjective systems include two numbers and two genders. Approximately 50 conjugated forms per verb, and verbs display T-V distinction. Syntax is right-branching.

Dialects

Phonological, grammatical, and lexical variations between forms spoken in Spain and Latin America, although all are generally mutually intelligible. Mexican Spanish is the variety with the most speakers (112 million), followed by Colombia and Spain. One of the key differences between Castilian and Latin American Spanish is in the 2nd person plural pronoun (vosotros vs. ustedes) and the use of the 2nd person singular pronoun vos in Latin America, which has fallen out of use in Spain.

Writing System

Latin script

U.S. Distribution

Approximately 50 million native speakers, heritage language speakers, and second language speakers, making Spanish the second most widely spoken language in the United States (after English) and the second largest Spanish speaking population in the world (after Spanish). Spanish is also the most widely taught foreign language in U.S. schools.

At Latitude Prime, we offer Spanish translation, Spanish interpretation, and Spanish localization services in numerous specialized subject areas and multiple dialects. Whether you need to translate public information notices into Spanish in San Diego, need a Colombian Spanish interpreter for an immigration hearing in Miami, or want to localize your website into Latin American Spanish to market your products or services in Central and South America, Latitude Prime has the customized language solution to meet all of your Spanish language needs.

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