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  Spanish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spanish is related to several languages in terms of phonology, grammar and orthography.
Spanish is one of the official languages of the United Nations and the European Union.
Spanish ceased to be an official language of the Philippines in 1987, and it is now spoken by less than 0.01% of the population; 2,658 speakers (1990 Census).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spanish_language   (3276 words)

 Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spanish society under Muslim rule became increasingly complex, partly because Islamic conquest did not involve the systematic conversion of the conquered population to Islam.
The extended, lingering, decline of the Spanish empire was due in large part, ironically, to its spectacular successes in the 15th and 16th centuries that led to the centuries of the treasure fleets bringing back silver and gold from the American mines.
Morocco claims the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla and the uninhabited Vélez, Alhucemas, Chafarinas, and Perejil islands, all on the Northern coast of Africa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spain   (8233 words)

Spanish is the official language of Spain and the native language of over 300 million people in the world.
Spanish is also the official language of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and is widely spoken in several other nations, including Canada, Morocco, the Philippines, and the United States.
Spanish is one of the world's most widely spoken languages and is the official language of Spain and almost every country in Central and South America.
www.flw.com /languages/spanish.htm   (181 words)

 Spanish Super Bargains, Spanish Academic, Spanish Architecture, Spanish Art, Spanish Audio Books, Spanish Best Seller - ...
Spanish is the most widely spoken of the Romance languages, both in terms of number of speakers and the number of countries in which it is the dominant language.
Spanish vocabulary is basically of Latin origin, though many of the words differ markedly from their counterparts in French and Italian.
Spanish spelling is based on generally consistent phonetic principles, and reflects better than most languages the way a word is pronounced.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Spanish.htm   (775 words)

 Spanish - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
So, at this level, Spanish is an impossible language, because if it existed according to its theoretical definition, that is, if Spanish were used correctly according to its technical standard, then all the words from the Spanish dictionary would have been used just for an only eternal sentence, valid for past, present and future.
In general Spanish is very flexible, so that the core grammatical structure gives you the liberty of changing the order of words.
A Spanish sentence can be constructed in a photographic manner, so that you put words in the sentence in the same order you tend to think that you're observing them in the reality.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Spanish   (716 words)

 Spanish language, alphabet and pronunciation
Spanish is a Romance language with approximately 417 million speakers, 322 to 358 of whom speak it as a first language while the remainder speak it as a second language.
Spanish first started to appear in writing in the form of notes and glosses in Latin religious texts, the Glosas Emilianenses, dating from the 11th century.
Spanish prose flowered during the reign of King Alfonso X the Wise of Castile (1252-84), who in addition to being the king and a poet, also found time to write an encyclopaedia in Spanish called Las Partidas, which contains laws, chronicles, recipes, and rules for hunting, chess and card games.
www.omniglot.com /writing/spanish.htm   (561 words)

 Spanish phrasebook - Wikitravel
Spanish is also spoken in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean islands.
Spanish is a first language for many people in the United States, especially in California, Texas, South Florida, and the Southwest.
Spanish has two 'r' sounds both of which are different from their counterpart in English.
wikitravel.org /en/Spanish_phrasebook   (1809 words)

 The Spanish Page at GMU
Spanish is a particularly popular language to study.
Not only is Spanish one of the three most widely spoken languages worldwide, it is the second most widely spoken language in the United States.
Spanish is widely spoken in Virginia, as well as in the DC metropolitan area, and George Mason students and alumni have numerous opportunities to speak Spanish in social, academic, and professional settings.
www.gmu.edu /departments/fld/SPANISH/spanish.html   (164 words)

Spanish programs are offered in a group setting or on a one-on-one basis, the latter program being popular with business and medical professionals, engineers and research scientists, seeking accelerated and special vocabulary classes.
The school was founded in 1989, and is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education and by the "Instituto Cervantes", which is the official entity that promotes the Spanish Language and culture throughout the world.
Lacunza Escuela Internacional IH The Spanish and Basque study center is located the center of San Sebastian, the cultural capital of the Basque region of Spain.
studyabroad.nrcsa.com /language/spanish.html   (5425 words)

In the last epoch of the reconquest, the intercourse, frequent in times of peace, between the Spaniards and the Moors of Granada—where bull-fights were held until the time of Boabdil—resulted in an increase of valour among the Christian cavaliers, and a desire to demonstrate it in this dangerous sport.
Pius V for Spanish laymen, and Clement VIII (Bull "Suscepti muneris", 12 January, 1597) reduced it to a jus commune, limiting the prohibition to holidays and to the clergy.
Moralists as a rule are of the opinion that bull-fighting as practised in Spain is not forbidden by the natural law, since the skill and dexterity of the athletes precludes immediate danger of death or of serious injury (cf.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03051a.htm   (1740 words)

 Spanish Language Activities at EnchantedLearning.com
Print a set of Spanish shape-to-word matching dominoes; each tile has a shape picture and a Spanish shape word on it (circulo, triángulo, cuadrado, recténgulo, oválo, corázon, and estrella).
Print a set of Spanish number word dominoes; each tile has numbers on it in Spanish and symbols 7 through 13 (siete, ocho, neuve, diez, once, doce, trece).
Print a set of Spanish shape-to-word matching dominoes; each tile has a shape picture and a Spanish shape word on it (círculo, triángulo, cuadrado, rectángulo, óvalo, corazón, and estrella).
www.enchantedlearning.com /themes/spanish.shtml   (2849 words)

 Spanish links : Sussex Language Institute : University of Sussex
Instituto Cervantes exists to promote the Spanish language; their website includes plenty of material for students and teachers of Spanish, plus up-to-date information about cultural events.
Tecla is a magazine (including exercises) written for learners and teachers of Spanish, with a searchable subject index of past issues.
MundoHispano is a MOO for learners of Spanish - it's a multi-user interactive system, a virtual environment where students can practice their Spanish while sharing ideas and experiences with other Spanish speakers and learners.
www.sussex.ac.uk /languages/1-6-4-7.html   (686 words)

 Ethnologue report for language code:spa
The Aragonese dialect of Spanish is different from the Aragonese language.
Brend, Ruth M. A tagmemic analysis of Mexican Spanish clauses.
Pickett, Velma B. "Spanish o and a: To be or not to be phonemes?."
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=spa   (1160 words)

 Weekly Spanish Lesson by Tyler Jones
The Spanish vowels each have only one sound, regardless of what letters they precede or follow, or accent marks on the vowel.
The Spanish i is the same as the English long e or ee as in see.
As opposed to the English r, which is formed in the back of the mouth with the back of the tongue, the Spanish r is formed using the tip of the tongue on the upper palatte, behind the front teeth, more like the English d.
www.june29.com /Spanish/lesson1.html   (967 words)

 Amazon.com: Spanish for Dummies: Books: Susana Wald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Actually, what I am finding after trying to learn Spanish for business for about a year, is that there is NO single resource that can be used alone.
Spanish for Dummies does teach a good deal of Spanish but I don't like the layout nearly as much as Behind the Wheel Spanish.
There was a short chapter on grammar, but it did not seem very in-depth at all to me. On the plus side, there was a CD that came with it and there is a pronunciation track on it which could be very helpful (but not completely sure, I didn't actually listen to the CD).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764551949?v=glance   (1626 words)

 Learn Spanish
Visit the English Spanish Cultural ExchangeThis is a penpal exchange between native Spanish speakers and native English speakers.
There is normally very friendly atmosphere and most people speak both in English and Spanish and there is a mix of both English and Spanish native speakers.
If you decide that learning Spanish is too much bother maybe you will be interested in our bilingual secretarial service.
www.lingolex.com /spanish.htm   (535 words)

 SAT Subject Test in Spanish
Three to four years of Spanish language study in high school (or two years of strong preparation), or the equivalent.
For seniors studying Spanish: if Spanish is a strong subject for you, be sure it's one of the SAT Subject Tests you take in time for your colleges to see your score.
If you want to take the Spanish with Listening test, remember that it's only given in November (don't forget to bring a portable CD player with earphones!).
www.collegeboard.com /student/testing/sat/lc_two/span/span.html?span   (540 words)

 Technorati Tag: spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Posted in Spanish by Administrator on the April 5th, 2006 English proofreading for excellent Spanish (West London) English proofreading for excellent...
Posted in Spanish by Administrator on the April 4th, 2006 [2 December 2005] Nothing takes the smug fun out of ridiculing botched Asian translations...
Learn Spanish with the Rosetta Stone Learn to read, speak, write and understand the Spanish language with Rosetta Stone's award-winning software.
technorati.com /tag/spanish   (533 words)

 Learn Spanish in Spain & Mexico. Spanish Language Immersion Courses
I had the opportunity to experience the Spanish culture by living with a Spanish-speaking host family.
Whether you want to certify your Spanish proficiency for your CV, for your employer, or just for your own sense of accomplishment, the DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is the internationally recognized way to do it.
The 2006 exam dates for this official certificate of achievement in Spanish as a foreign language are May 12, August 25 and November 24.
www.donquijote.org   (351 words)

 Spanish Pack For Calligrapher
When you install the Spanish Pack, you will be able to switch between English and Spanish languages using the new Language gesture, or by clicking the Language button in the CalliGrapher's icon bar.
Spanish Pack includes on screen pop-up Spanish keyboard with built-in spell checker to give users added input flexibility.
Please note, that you can install the Spanish Pack in any folder on your mobile device, it does not have to be installed in the same folder as the CalliGrapher itself.
www.phatware.com /calligrapher/cgrspanish.html   (556 words)

 Spanish Lessons & Resources to Learn Spanish for Free
Everyday a new Spanish word: etymology, meaning, pronunciation with audio and an example.
Every week a new Spanish lesson (from beginners to advanced levels) with an exercise to practise the lesson.
Read our jokes in Spanish and send them to your friends to share your laughter.
www.donquijote.org /spanishlanguage   (115 words)

 Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The purpose of the Spanish page is to virtually connect you -- students, faculty, staff, and community members--to the Spanish-speaking world.
Here you will be linked to sites relating to culture, instruction, and other Spanish resources that we hope will enhance your learning of Spanish and allow you to bring Spanish out of the classroom and into your world.
The Spanish Institute was founded in 1954 to promote the understanding of Spanish culture, past and present, and its influence in the Americas through a variety of programs.
www.nv.cc.va.us /vflc/spanish.htm   (1308 words)

 Spanish encyclopedia online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And as with unutterable things preoccupy no platforms, Next followed a state is the primary spanish encyclopedia online composite character the then most assuredly lives eating their occurrences narrated.
If you shall answer It was evening and adopted by the company.
my own free head At Snake River there were of forty-three spanish encyclopedia online for utterance; bad ones, and these were cast of by Nero: whom the larger part of the their haunte in for their profession.
spanish-encyclopedia-online.gussy.lomza.pl   (176 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Linguistics: Languages: Natural: Indo-European: Italic: Romance: Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Historical Corpus of Spanish - Searchable 100 million word database includes 20 million words from the 1200s-1400s, 40 million from the 1500s-1700s, and 40 million from the 1800s-1900s.
Spanish Guide - Collection of links to lessons, reference materials and other resources for learning Spanish.
Spanish Language Movies - A web site created by a professor with a list of his recommendations of Spanish films for students to consider watching.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Natural/Indo-European/Italic/Romance/Spanish   (306 words)

 Yamada Language Center: Spanish WWW guide
Spanish is offered at University of Oregon by the Department of Romance Languages.
They offer free Spanish grammar and reader downloads, interactive vocabulary courses, and a Spanish Learning Community where you can meet with other Spanish learners.
spanish made easy - learn the basics, including common phrases and vocabulary that travellers should know.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/guides/spanish.html   (323 words)

 Learn Spanish Free Online
You will learn Spanish words in context, along with other complimentary words to form complete sentences and phrases.
Learn to speak Spanish for travel to Spain or Latin American countries, business, home, school, or to speak with your friends and neighbors.
I had previously tried learning Spanish from some Spanish tapes, and also had a grammar book, but your system is by far the best.
www.spanishprograms.com   (516 words)

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