Spanish-language tv also has a different approach to covering the rest of the world than english-language news foreign officials and foreign governments were twice as likely to be protagonists in spanish-language stories (5 percent) than in english-language (2 percent. Making comparisons in spanish prices & brochures language resources while a comparison of inequality compares two objects or people with different characteristics, a comparison of equality means that the two objects have equal characteristics irregular comparisons both english and spanish have several irregular comparison words. On the other hand, you can get tricked by the similarities as there are some key spanish false cognates, or false friends, which can cause confusiona false friend is a word written the same or similarly in two languages but with different meanings. This section of the esl website contains information on the main differences between english and some of the other most widely-spoken world languages.
It will be easier to compare information content across languages by counting words if the study were confined to the same language group, eg spanish and catalan, than it would be for english vs. Jill nicholson 11/23/2005 comparison/contrast: spanish and english most students say spanish is an easy language and english is a difficult language to learn this may or may not be true, but they are certainly very different languages some of the biggest differences between spanish and english are spelling, grammar and vocabulary. Because spanish and english are indo-european languages — the two have a common origin from several thousand years ago from somewhere in eurasia — they are alike in ways that go beyond their shared latin-based vocabulary.
Lexical differences among languages: languages such as english, spanish, mandarin chinese, and japanese have many specialized terms for computers and their use, whereas many other languages, such as tzeltal and inuktitut, do not in the words that are available in different languages is how the concepts within a particular domain are. Spanish and english have the same basis as all romance languages the spelling may be different such as between the words baby in english and bebe in spanish but the pronunciation is very close, differing only in the accent given the words. Home languages spanish spoken language morphology the study of structure of words the rules of word formation may vary from language to languagemorphemes are the smallest units of meaning, and they influence the main characteristics of the english language, which is considered to a morphophonemic language.
When you compare two things that are similar in english, you often use as as , whether or not the word that the two things have in common is a noun, adjective, or adverb in spanish, however, there is a distinction. There are lots of differences between those two different languages, and not a single one the origins of the spanish language come from the region of castilla, spain and it is spoken as a native language in a large number of countries around the world. Second language learners when teaching second language learners, especially in spanish, think about the structure of both languages although spanish is an alphabetic system like english, the two languages have several key differences.
In this paper, the authors report the results of a study that compared differences in the linguistic gains made by native english-speaking students from the united states who were studying spanish in one of two different contexts of learning. Spanish, also known as castilian spanish or just castilian, is the official national language in spain the spanish spoken in spain is largely the same as that spoken in latin america the main difference is accent, although there are some differences of vocabulary and grammar usage. There are so many ways to compare because you could basically say that when comparing mutual intelligibility then spanish and italian are the closest of romance languages but if you make a phonetic comparison then spanish and portuguese or portuguese and galician win. Papiamento (official) (a creole language that is a mixture of portuguese, spanish, dutch, english, and, to a lesser extent, french, as well as elements of african languages and the language of the arawak) 812%, dutch (official) 8%, spanish 4%, english (official) 29%, other 39% (2001 census. The present‑tense verbs of a normal language have either no endings or a bunch of different ones (spanish: hablo, hablas, habla) and try naming another language where you have to slip do into sentences to negate or question something.
Different types of spanish - spanish has the second largest number of native speakers in the world, and is the official language in over twenty countries a distinction is often made between the spanish spoken in latin america and the spanish spoken in spain, but the truth is that there are subtle differences in all the spanish-speaking countries, as opposed to two distinct forms of the language. • “s” and “z” in english are two different phonemes however, in spanish, both letters common articulation variations between english and spanish 82 by melanie frederick, ms, ccc-slp language is spanish may sound monotone when speaking english. A comparative analysis of intonation between spanish and english speakers in tag questions, wh-questions, inverted as well as similarities between these two languages in some questions the implication of this study is that the obtained data a comparison of english and spanish intonation.
Languages, spanish, portuguese spanish and portuguese are two of the world’s most spoken languages they fall into the branch of romance languages called west iberian, or hispano-iberian, which has many variants and dialects that, to a certain degree, are understood by all speakers within the branch. The spanish spoken is spain has different words and some of the letters make different sounds from the spanish spoken in other parts of the world in a way this is similar to the way the english of england is somewhat different from the english spoken in the united states. Languages that are very different, such as chinese and english, have fewer cognates today i talk about using cognates to help you understand english i also talk about some common spanish/english cognates.
In terms of vocabulary both the languages have latin influence and we can find similar words ex: english: i like the sofa spanish: me gusta el sofa latin-derived words in english tend to be more formal whereas the spanish accent gives the different meaning of the words(it depends on the position in the sentences. Italian and english, two languages with long and rich histories, provide two very different ways of expressing oneself one romantic and the other germanic, their differences are deeper than those that at first appear. Here is a great video by two colombian brothers about the different words you will find around the spanish-speaking world: overall, the differences in vocabulary are no greater than those between british and american english.