https://www.duolingo.com/Addkdjndjd

I'm starting Spanish!

I recently had some American friends come over and they kinda introduced me to American culture and music. I actually don't think it's that bad and I might go to America some day! I think it's a good idea for me to speak Spanish if I do go and I really wanna go to the Mid-West region, but I don't know how much Spanish is spoken there. I would be grateful if someone could tell me what it's like!

I do Italian in school, but I'm thinking of dropping out and doing Spanish instead!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/EmperorIguana42
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I can't say anything about the mid-west region because I don't know anything about it xD

But I just wanna wish you ¡buena suerte con tu español!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Usually the areas close to or touching the border like Texas will have a higher number of Spanish speakers; some states even recognize Spanish as a legal minority language. Of course you can find a sizable Latino minority in most states; I lived on the East Coast all of my life and I've had to use Spanish a few times to communicate. The hard part is finding someone who will readily speak Spanish with you as there's a bit of a stigma for the Spanish language there so many people learn English anyway. However there's plenty of opportunity to get into contact with a person who can help you practice Spanish if you know where to look. The same can basically be said of certain Asian languages in most places on the coasts (Korean and Tamil being sizable ones where I have lived and am living).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gumwin126

Spanish is a widely spoken language and it is spoken in the US a lot 2

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
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I just started Spanish too! There is a bug that makes it not show up next to my profile but I am level 3

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Addkdjndjd

Don't worry, it's just lag - it'll come through)))

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
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It just did!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King_Of_Beasts

my mom and dad speak it!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Addkdjndjd

Awesome! Are you fluent or just learning?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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That's awesome! Good luck with Spanish! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Addkdjndjd

Gracias!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pv1204
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There are a lot of hispanics in Colorado. Colorado in Spanish is red. Buena suerte!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Delilah136626

Thats great good luck with spanish!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris0206
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Nice! My parents are Cuban, so I know some grasps of Spanish, although, I don't know a lot of its grammatical rules as Italian. You can say I'm "ignorantly fluent" on the language... Right now I'm finishing up the Italian tree since I'm taking an AP Italian course at my school and I'm also starting to explore a bit of the German tree.

About the Spanish in the U.S, it really depends on the area. As another fellow commentor said, it is mostly spoken on areas near the borders of Latin American countries. For example, in the city where I live in South Florida, it's pretty much mandatory to know Spanish; you can't survive where I live without knowing some Spanish, even though it's in the U.S. However, this is just an extreme case in my opinion. In most cities, even if they're near the borders of Latin American countries, it would be a second language.

Buena suerte! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Manakette

Most people who speak Spanish speak fluent English, but the further south you go, the more Spanish only speakers you will encounter. Italian and Spanish have a lot in common, so hopefully you will pick the language up quite quicker. Good luck in learning Spanish!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/medievalmaide715

I'm American (USA) and our country is awesome. Spanish is very cool. I've started it and it's been a joy. Be careful about what you put on the forums though if you have a question since there are many questions that are considered "dumb" by people here.

1 year ago
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