You shouted, and we listened. Spanish is next on the docket of languages that we'd just like to sit down and have a little chat with. The language of old Castile certainly has its romantic side, but let's talk about all the times it made us say ay, caramba!

Spanish is a direct descendant of Latin, just like Italian and French, and thus has the familiar charm of its relatives. It's the second most common language in the world, and is officially spoken in 20 countries spread across 4 continents. It's also pretty much a running gag on the Internet, and its colourful accent and vocabulary inspire brutal memes.

If you're one of the estimated 90 million people taking on Spanish as a second language, just remember that those little accents really do make a difference in what you write, and that all those verb tenses are only slightly terrifying.

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Spanish Language

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Soy milk - (translated in Spanish, I am milk) HILARIOUS

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#3

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Emre
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bwahahaha :) Laughed so hard at this one

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#5

Spanish Language

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Shila Dali
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"It is what it is" would be "Es lo que es", "Esto si que es" would be something more like "This really is".

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#6

Spanish Language

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lol - Except the inverted question mark leads the sentence..... No wonder they're confused.

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#12

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sunnyrei82
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It depends on each region. I am mexican, and for us, THAT is a "plátano"

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#13

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Rafael Tiba
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a Portuguese speaker, I really can't picture an English speaker grasping the difference between "ser" and "estar".

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#14

Spanish Language

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JEFF THE KILLER
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When the only Spanish you know is in punctuation XD

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#20

Spanish Language

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Marcos Zamarripa
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate when people say: you speak mexican!, I say: you speak northamerican?

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#22

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Marcos Zamarripa
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Silla l8r alligator!; Explanation Si = C, Lla = Ya/You. Clever.

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#23

Spanish Language

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Santiago Suarez
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yes we do. It is a moment culturally important and relevant

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#24

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We normally speak in Spanglish in our office. It's not a problem except when we begin writing like this. jajaja

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#27

Spanish Language

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#28

Spanish Language

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#30

Spanish Language

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ADHORTATOR
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

good example of the importance of details

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#32

Spanish Language

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Rafael Tiba
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Arabic: You'll never be able to pronounce the Ayn and the Qaf. Don't try.

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#33

Spanish Language

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PetruF
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You should see Italian and Romanian. Aren't Romance languages the best :)

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#34

Spanish Language

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Spiski
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not really. Si and Ci have a quite different sounds....

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#37

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Si-Naron
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Poland we have cakes which call "Negro man" and "Negro/Gypsy tits"...

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#39

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Javiera Lambermont
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

or maybe it's just a reference to a Pitbull's song called "I know you want me" ...

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#40

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PetruF
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Haha! nice :) Literally 'Mother-in-law's tongue' (limba soacrei) in Romanian

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#41

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Max
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a spanish person I can say that nobody says movida for tool but herramienta

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#42

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Lucy C
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is why I only watch films/shows in its original language

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#44

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guess
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

mm.. Pronunciation isn't really the hard part. Conjugation is what gets me.

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Shannon McKee
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, so we get to blame Spanish for Common Core?

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