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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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

Punctuation IS everything!

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

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

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Emre
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5 years ago

Bwahahaha :) Laughed so hard at this one

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Daniel Mallory
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5 years ago

really that was a real sign

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Shila Dali
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5 years ago

"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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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

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

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zheka
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5 years ago

[laughs in lithuanian]

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rakuninaru
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5 years ago

Makes sense

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IRefuseToBePoliticallyCorrect
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5 years ago

Check e.g. Slavic languages

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Hans
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5 years ago

Bored Pando?

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago

dios mio

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sunnyrei82
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5 years ago

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

Patancita Ghiguly
Community Member
5 years ago

In Argentina we say banana also...

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Darkisbjorn
Community Member
5 years ago

This in incorrect, plátano is plantain, wheras banana is either banana o banano, being the plantain and the banana similar but different things, just as an orange and a tangerine are different things. The fruit in the photo is a banana by the way, not a plantain.

Ginger Marroquín
Community Member
5 years ago

Exactly!

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AM
Community Member
5 years ago

We say "cambur" in Venezuela,

Gonzalo Duaygües
Community Member
5 years ago

Bananas and Platanos for us are different things. Although the look pretty much the same, in Spain bananas are generally something imported from America while the best "platanos" are from Canary Islands. And there are many differences apart from the taste.

Snago Mouse
Community Member
5 years ago

German one is also "wrong" Bananen is the plural we say Banane

Bunnies are better!!
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5 years ago

Plantain=Plátano

Bunnies are better!!
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5 years ago

Plantains are those pants that look like bananas but are smaller and more bitter

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Konrad Jamtoy
Community Member
5 years ago

There is two differents fruits actually:one is actually spelled:Banana and the other is Plátano.

anyu sun
Community Member
5 years ago

Platano and Banana are 2 different fruits, in english you also say Plantain..

Salvador Alejandro
Community Member
5 years ago

depends of the country

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Keremcan Gümüştaş
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5 years ago

Aaa stop here)) it "muz" in Turkish)))

Spiski
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi! I'm Spanish, we use Banana usually to refer those that are not produced in Spain

Olga Baron-Lamma
Community Member
5 years ago

We also say Banano!

Yeah No
Community Member
3 years ago

In P.R. it’s Banana = Guineo Plátano = Plantain

Florencia Martín
Community Member
5 years ago

Plátano and banana are two different fruits.

Salvador Alejandro
Community Member
5 years ago

in México are the same

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Gustavo Gil
Community Member
5 years ago

Plátano is a local word. Some countries say plátano, but most of the Spanish speaking countries say BANANA.

Mariana Callejas Mujica
Community Member
5 years ago

Banano is the right word for the sweet fruit that everyone knows, plátano is the one you need to cook and it's harder inside. Also this word came after as this a fruit that grows in the tropics originally...

Sarah Seifert
Community Member
6 months ago

Spanish was like "peace out we feel like being quirky"

Ryuunometsu
Community Member
1 year ago

banana and plátano are different things in spanish, both pronounced as banana in english btw. Sorry for having more variety of words. Also, isn't pineaple in english also different from lots of languages too?

Pansexual snek
Community Member
1 year ago

banani

Diego Javier
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in Argentina and we say Banana, I would never say platano

Diego Javier
Community Member
2 years ago

En Argentina es banana . Si decís plátano te vana mirar raro

Viviane Ellingson
Community Member
5 years ago

Bannaaaaaa

Remota Montiel
Community Member
5 years ago

This a “cambur" in Venezuela. Plátano is the bigger one that needs cooking.

Ana Santos
Community Member
5 years ago

Guineo!

Ana Santos
Community Member
5 years ago

Banana o guineo en Puerto Rico! Plátano es el verde

Natalia Mesa
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm Colombian and here we say "Banano". It's not so different.

Christian Scholz
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5 years ago

German it's Banane. Bananen is plural

Margarita Arias
Community Member
5 years ago

I´m Colombian and for us that is a banano

Camilo Ortiz
Community Member
5 years ago

Here in Colombia it's a "banano"

Karla Palma
Community Member
5 years ago

Platano and Banano are different things in Spanish

Virginia Lopez Grandjean
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh, come on, that is "banana" in Spanish too. At least, for Argentina :-)

Olga Mest
Community Member
5 years ago

ok.... in Spanish we've got banana y plátano and they are supposed to be different. I can never say which is which though.

Alcora Ceballos Jiménez
Community Member
5 years ago

First of all, are we talking about the Spanish from Spain (Castellano) or the one in South America? Second, we say plátano because It is different to the Banana. Normally plátano refers to the one that is from the Canary Islands much smaller.

Innox Innox
Community Member
5 years ago

Cantonese: herng jiu

Jan Michelle Sherbondy
Community Member
5 years ago

In Puerto Rico I grew up calling it a guineo. plátano is used to make tostones, Mofongo and other delicious treats!

Maria Da Silva
Community Member
5 years ago

well in venezuela we say cambur for banana

Gabriela Bassi
Community Member
5 years ago

Banana and plátano are two different things.

Gabriela Bassi
Community Member
5 years ago

Nah. It's still "banana" where I'm from.

Zhehan Zhuang
Community Member
5 years ago

Laughter from China

An Daç
Community Member
5 years ago

in Turkish "Muz" ...

Fernanda Morales
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm from guatemala, And we Say "Banano" or "banana" too!

Ileana Segura
Community Member
5 years ago

It depends of the region. In Costa Rica, we say banano=banana, plátano=plantain and we also have guineo, which can be smaller than a banana, but it tastes similar to plantain. :)

Aneidy Alvarez
Community Member
5 years ago

In the Dominican Republic, we call it "guineo", "plantains" for us are "plátanos"

Nor Fatin
Community Member
5 years ago

Malay - Pisang . Now i wonder which language is the worst hahah

Anne Widya
Community Member
5 years ago

Indonesian: Pisang😄

Maria Luz Irureta
Community Member
5 years ago

Im argentinian and we say "Banana"

Daisy Quintero
Community Member
5 years ago

Platano is a green plantain...Guineo is Banana !!! Ay, Caramba !!!

Gustavo Muro Marchani
Community Member
5 years ago

Actually they are Two different things, Two different fruits, platano and banana, in english: plantain and banana.

Victoria Ruggiero
Community Member
5 years ago

That is absolutely a "banana" in Argentinian Spanish.

Hans Branford
Community Member
5 years ago

Spanish = Banano a platano is waaaaaay bigger than a Banano

El Espejo
Community Member
5 years ago

Plantain

Lucy C
Community Member
5 years ago

Plátanos and bananas are too different things!

Becky Walker
Community Member
5 years ago

A platano is a plantain not a banana dont lie guys

Sebastian Escobar
Community Member
5 years ago

For us Colombias that is a Banano, not banana. We also use the word Plátano, but not as often as banano

Schmoh LoL
Community Member
5 years ago

Actually, the word banana comes from spanish

Genny Ferrer
Community Member
5 years ago

It really does depend on the region... I'm Puerto Rican and to us, that's a 'guineo'. Plátano is a different fruit.

Sonia Navarro
Community Member
5 years ago

My family is from El Salvador and banana is banano...while a plantain is platano...so it really depends which Spanish you are referring too...not all spanish is the same

Ela Pink
Community Member
5 years ago

It is even better in Latin. I was google-translating latin words with a colleague at work last week. You'll never guess what showed up for banana. Musa sapientum fixa. Does anyone else find this really funny? Because we did :))

Andy Manzano Sandoval
Community Member
5 years ago

is "banana" or "plátano"...we said both

Apoxp Apoxp
Community Member
5 years ago

Cambur, in Venezuela

Nicolle Leal
Community Member
5 years ago

In some latin american countries we say Banana...

Lola Medina
Community Member
5 years ago

In Argentina it's BANANA

Johnny Salas
Community Member
5 years ago

In Colombia is banano

sofia suarez
Community Member
5 years ago

we say cambur

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
5 years ago

Gotta be different..

Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago

I noticed it while learning that interesting language. And I thought "Oh... Wait......Damn,why?!"

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Rafael Tiba
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5 years ago

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

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JEFF THE KILLER
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5 years ago

When the only Spanish you know is in punctuation XD

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Daniel Mallory
Community Member
5 years ago

yep a very colorfull lanquse

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

¡El BANGO!

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Daniel Mallory
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5 years ago

anyone else hear the music

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José Alejandro Díaz Bravo
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5 years ago

An "n" is not a "ñ"...

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Santiago Suarez
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5 years ago

hahahahaha this is great

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Marcos Zamarripa
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5 years ago

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

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Marcos Zamarripa
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5 years ago

Burrito?

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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Santiago Suarez
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago

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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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago

Luke, soy tu padre*

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Marcos Zamarripa
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5 years ago

Some picsa with pecsi please.

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Mara Bentley
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5 years ago

Either way, fucking awesome band name.

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Linden Robinson
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5 years ago

Foca= Spanish por 'seal', just to be clear.

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Long Joan Silver
Community Member
5 years ago

BAHAHAHAAHAHA!

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
5 years ago

good example of the importance of details

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Rajani Sarasan
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5 years ago

Me Gusta= I like Right?

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Rafael Tiba
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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PetruF
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5 years ago

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

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Spiski
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5 years ago

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

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Marcos Zamarripa
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5 years ago

Dat Sun!

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Emanuele Muggianu
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5 years ago

italian: onda energetica

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Si-Naron
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5 years ago

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

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Amaranthim Talon
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5 years ago

get over it-

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Javiera Lambermont
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5 years ago

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

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PetruF
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5 years ago

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

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Max
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5 years ago

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

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Lucy C
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5 years ago

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

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Marcos Zamarripa
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5 years ago

wow, never see it like that.

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guess
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5 years ago

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

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Shannon McKee
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4 years ago

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

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