Cultura Hispana

 

Here are 10 + 1 interesting facts to introduce briefly Spanish language and Latin American culture.

 

1. In 44 countries people speak Spanish. In 21 is an official language. 

 

2. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world with 570 million speakers.

 

3. The root of our language is the Latin. The Latin language was the official language in the Rome Empire and their language spread out in all Europe centuries ago. That is why, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Romanian are very similar language. Even as you will see forward, Spanish and English are very similar, since Rome also conquered and colonized England a long time ago. While you are learning Spanish, you will be learned somehow other languages.

 

4. Latin America and Spain are the fourth largest market in the world.

 

5. Latin America is the most diverse region on the planet. We are a mix of American Indians, Europeans, Africans, Asians and Arabas. We are so proud of our roots and our diversity. In our families, there are people from all races.

 

6. We are very lucky. Our region has the biggest reserve of natural resources (water, oil, gas, gold, diamonds, wood, fertile soil, so on.) and biodiversity in the world. It has not only been a blessing but a great responsibility for us.

 

7. Latin-Americans are well known to be happy, very friendly and partying people. We love dancing, listening to music and sharing with our families, friend, foreigners and strangers (after few minutes anyone can be our friend). If you love music and dance like us, maybe Latin-America would be the most interesting place in the world for you. We have so many musical genres, so many that I could not count them.

 

8. Latin-Americans also are well known to be hard workers, and our secret is a good and very hot cup of coffee. Coffee is the beverage number one in our countries. Colombia for example is one of the main world producers, that is why if you are a coffee lover, you must visit Colombia.

10. Corn is our main food. The most popular Latin-American dishes are made of corn. If you visit Mexico for example, you will notice that everything is made of corn. Tortillas, burritos, tamales, tacos, pozoles, tostadas, etc. are made of yellow sweet corn. Our native Indians believe we the human come from the grain of corn. It talks about the importance of corn for our people. However, our food is not only corn. Latin America is one of the most diverse world's regions in terms of food. You would be surprised to know the variety of food that Latin-America can offer to the world. That is why I would like to recommend watching the amazing Netflix's series about Latin American food. 

11. Finally, let me show you the beauties of our region. I hope that after you see the following pictures and you get a good score in this course; you wish to visit us someday.

Machu Picchu - Perú

Machu Picchu - Perú

Uyuni - Bolivia

Uyuni - Bolivia

Iguazú

Iguazú

Fronteras entre Argentina, Paraguay y Brasil.

Tepuy - Venezuela

Tepuy - Venezuela

Cenote - México

Cenote - México

Salto Ángel - Venezuela

Salto Ángel - Venezuela

Salto Ángel - Venezuela

Salto Ángel - Venezuela

Perito Moreno - Argentina

Perito Moreno - Argentina

Los Roques - Venezuela

Los Roques - Venezuela

El Caribe

El Caribe

El Caribe

El Caribe

Cancún - México

Cancún - México

Los Andes venezolanos

Los Andes venezolanos

Los Andes colombianos

Los Andes colombianos

La Patagonia - Chile

La Patagonia - Chile

La Patagonia - Chile

La Patagonia - Chile

La Patagonia - Chile

La Patagonia - Chile

Galápagos - Ecuador

Galápagos - Ecuador

Mendoza - Argentina

Mendoza - Argentina

Viñedos de Mendoza - Argentina

Viñedos de Mendoza - Argentina

Cordillera de los Andes

Cordillera de los Andes

Frontera entre Argentina y Chile.

Buenos Aires - Argentina

Buenos Aires - Argentina

Puerto Madero - Argentina

Puerto Madero - Argentina

Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile

Ciudad de México

Ciudad de México

Ciudad de México

Ciudad de México

Lima - Perú

Lima - Perú

La Habana - Cuba

La Habana - Cuba

Bogotá - Colombia

Bogotá - Colombia

Cartagena - Colombia

Cartagena - Colombia

Cartagena - Colombia

Cartagena - Colombia

 

 

 

By Miguel Tejera, Spanish Professor   

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