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
Community Member
3 years ago

Punctuation IS everything!

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Emre
Community Member
3 years ago

Bwahahaha :) Laughed so hard at this one

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#4

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Daniel Mallory
Community Member
3 years ago

really that was a real sign

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#5

Spanish Language

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Shila Dali
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#7

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zheka
Community Member
3 years ago

[laughs in lithuanian]

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#8

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rakuninaru
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3 years ago

Makes sense

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#9

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IRefuseToBePoliticallyCorrect
Community Member
3 years ago

Check e.g. Slavic languages

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#10

Spanish Language

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Bored Pando?

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#11

Spanish Language

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

dios mio

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#12

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sunnyrei82
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3 years ago

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

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Rafael Tiba
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3 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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Spanish Language

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
3 years ago

When the only Spanish you know is in punctuation XD

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Spanish Language

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Daniel Mallory
Community Member
3 years ago

yep a very colorfull lanquse

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#16

Spanish Language

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

¡El BANGO!

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#17

Spanish Language

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Daniel Mallory
Community Member
3 years ago

anyone else hear the music

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Spanish Language

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José Alejandro Díaz Bravo
Community Member
3 years ago

An "n" is not a "ñ"...

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Santiago Suarez
Community Member
3 years ago

hahahahaha this is great

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
3 years ago

Burrito?

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#22

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Santiago Suarez
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#24

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Luke, soy tu padre*

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
3 years ago

Some picsa with pecsi please.

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Spanish Language

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Mara Bentley
Community Member
3 years ago

Either way, fucking awesome band name.

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Linden Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Spanish Language

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Long Joan Silver
Community Member
3 years ago

BAHAHAHAAHAHA!

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Spanish Language

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

good example of the importance of details

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Spanish Language

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Rajani Sarasan
Community Member
3 years ago

Me Gusta= I like Right?

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Spanish Language

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Rafael Tiba
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Spanish Language

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PetruF
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Spanish Language

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Spiski
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Spanish Language

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
3 years ago

Dat Sun!

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Emanuele Muggianu
Community Member
3 years ago

italian: onda energetica

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Si-Naron
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
3 years ago

get over it-

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Javiera Lambermont
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Max
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3 years ago

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

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Lucy C
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
3 years ago

wow, never see it like that.

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guess
Community Member
3 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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3 years ago

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

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