https://www.duolingo.com/mojavemike1

Spanish from Spain or Latin America

Which one am I learning?

Thanks

July 24, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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I wish people would worry less about this :/ I'm a native Spanish speaker and it doesn't really matter that much. It's like asking whether you're learning British English or American English -- slightly different, but 99% the same.

July 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Latin America, but not Argentina. Pronunciation is kinda Mexican, most people think, and there is very little emphasis on vosotros and the related verb forms. European Spanish is spoken by perhaps 10% of the Spanish speakers on the planet, and Spain has 3-4 distinct dialects, so I think Duo went with 'majority rule." ;) It would be nice if Duolingo would be upfront and tell people about this, huh?

July 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mojavemike1

Quote "and there is very little emphasis on vosotros and the related verb forms"...so ustedes is used more frequently than vosotros ?

July 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Resgio

Yes. In Latin America we use "ustedes". In Spain they use "vosotros".

July 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Resgio

Nice question and nice answer as well. I haven't checked the spanish section (my mother language is spanish, my 2nd is english and im learning french) but is nice to know that is not the spanish from Spain.

July 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JelledD1991

"The majority Rule", Is that also the reason why we learn Brazilian Portuguese instead of European Portuguese?

July 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Resgio

Yes

July 25, 2013
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