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For those of you debating the different versions of Spanish :)

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We've been reading all your discussions about the different types of Spanish and thought this would be a good video to share: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LjDe4sLER0

As you can see... you're not the only ones concerned about this topic.

Hope you like it!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JaviParedes

I'm from Spain and I have to say that I'm lucky to know spanish, but even being spanish I don't know most of the expressions in South America. I see a lot of people trying to learn spanish but they learn the South American spanish, then they come to Spain and some words are different to them. My advice is focus in a specific country and them trying to 'explore' the other ones :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ApoloRosales

Mexico, the United States(yes is the second hispanic country in the world) and several other countries are not in south america tho....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/semuc
semuc
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love the video :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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This is hilarious!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nighteyes

I was just talking to my friend about how Jugo=Zumo in different places and she looked at me like I was talking nonsense because in the Spanish speaking countries she's been to it was always "jugo".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/litrocas

where i come from we use both words; "zumo" is conversational, "jugo" is academic. One would not present a dissertation about fruit and vegetables extractable fluid using "zumo"however.Also i'm not sure that you will find "zumo" in a dictionary.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jozhee
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Jugo, is the most common word for a Juice, Zumo, is a concentrated pomace, of a fruit!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/n.gratton
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litrocas, to clarify; where is that?

In Spain, as far as I've seen, fruit juice is always 'zumo' - including written on packets.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kasu01
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Zumo is used in Spain.

And Jugo is used in South America.

That's the only difference. Non of them is academic or so.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jozhee
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That's right! depends of the region which you are it's called Zumo or Jugo. In South America we use both, in some cases as i explained up there!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/litrocas

i stand on what i said. It certainly is a deterioration of the language to find it written on manufactured juice packets. Commonly accepted now, it'll become an evolution of parlance. My former neighbor, Camilo Jose Cela, would snickered at it. See you in the aisle, good going.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/n.gratton
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Here's one of the examples I used to buy in Spain: http://www.flickr.com/photos/caprabo/4195432116/ (Four languages on the packet - Spanish, Basque, Catalan, Galician - actually I'm not 100% sure which way round the Catalan and Galician are).

And an organic one from Carrefour: http://es.openfoodfacts.org/images/products/843/187/611/5578/front.5.400.jpg ('Melocotón y uva' es un zumo muy rico :) )

And the expensive brand: https://m1.boxula.com/22906/zumo-don-simon-pina-brick_l1.jpg (Pineapple and grape, I wasn't such a fan of).

litrocas - which country are you from?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/litrocas

part of my previous comment should give it away. Play Sherlock Holmes. See in the aisle.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/semuc
semuc
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Y dale con Spain, por que no te vas a vivir aya, y para ser mas preciso, Castilla.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/semuc
semuc
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Hi, when you peel an orange be careful with the zumo it may get in your eyes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stapmoshun
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sooo which version are we learning in duolingo?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zach89pl

Latin American Spanish

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stapmoshun
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thanks :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kasu01
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I would say it is a mix, because there's words and expressions in DL spanish lessons that aren't used in South American spanish

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/K_lliste

this makes me feel less confident :P

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mpsevin

I discovered this clip before discovering Duolingo. Both are are useful and funny. I thank you all the those making Duolingo work.

4 years ago