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Will there ever be Castilian Spanish?

Sartreee
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I really find the castilian pronunciation to be beautiful and I'm not really a fan of most of the Latin American pronunciations. If they added it, I would definitely go through the Spanish lessons on Duolingo, especially since I took it in secondary school. It's just preference, I don't want to offend anyone that speaks a Latin American dialect or prefers it.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/pobrecito13

I don't know, but I doubt it. I think it has to do with numbers, as in the number of people. There are many more people that speak a dialect other than that of Spain. It is just like there are so many more languages from which one can learn English on Duolingo, than there are languages for English speakers to learn. Check out Notes in Spanish. http://www.notesinspanish.com/ It is a podcast from a couple in Spain.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sartreee
Sartreee
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Wow, this seems like a nice resource thanks man.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pobrecito13

You're welcome. Depending on your level of Spanish, another site, which isn't based on learning like Notes in Spanish, but still good for reading articles and short videos in Muy Interesante. It is a science based magazine. http://www.muyinteresante.es/ I would also suggest rtve as limarien suggested. As well as El PaĆ­s, a Spanish newspaper, http://elpais.com/elpais/portada_america.html and BBC Mundo http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
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Even if you want to use a Castilian pronunciation (and I do myself, to the amusement of every native speaker I've spoken with), being familiar with the Latin American ones is going to be necessary, so don't let that scare you away!

The Spain-based sites I know that have audio are http://cadenaser.com/ and http://www.rtve.es/. Listen to their radio feeds or television shows, and that should help towards getting you the accent you want.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/danaibalt

Use other resources. there are so many on castillan spanish (personaly I prefer castillan too cause the accent of my native language is i-den-ti-cal to castillan so its 0 effort to speak)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

I doubt it. I visit Spain and I speak in a Castilian accent (using ceceo) but I find it difficult to just learn the words and grammar of Spain as Latin American varieties are more popular. Companies please the majority, usually.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanka_ps
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It's the same with English, I learned the american English at school and when I first watched Harry Potter in English, I couldn't understand much of it. Now, with the internet, it is easy to find resources to learn or practice your target dialect.

As for Castilian Spanish, they dub everything into their dialect, so it shouldn't be difficult for you to find useful resources for practicing :).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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Probably not

3 years ago