Do you know these facts about Spanish?

Getting to know a new culture is one of the best aspects of the language learning journey.

As a language spoken by 400 million people across all continents, Spanish has an especially rich and interesting story – as well as a promising future.

It’s estimated that, by 2050, 900 million people around the globe will speak Spanish. By then, there will be more Spanish speakers in the United States than anywhere else.

This incredible growth is making Spanish translation service a top priority for expanding businesses. And speaking fluent Spanish has become a clear competitive advantage for workers in all regions and industries. 

How long does it take to learn Spanish?

The U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute has labelled Spanish a “Level I” language. That means that, according to their experience and estimates, it takes an English-speaker approximately 24 weeks of training to learn the language.

Immersion is one of the most effective ways to learn a second language. In fact, it’s the method through which we acquired our first one.

There are many ways to immerse into the language, and all of them involve immersing into its surrounding culture. Watching movies and TV shows from your target culture, reading its literature, and even visiting language cafés to discuss them with natives can be the most fun and effective way to learn.

If you’d like to have a first approach to the history and culture surrounding Spanish, you’re in the right place. In the following infographic by language services provider Day Translations, we’ll take a look at 10 interesting facts about the Spanish language, from its punctuation to its relation to Arabic.

10 Things You Did not know About Spanish

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