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Spanish is the primary language in 20 countries worldwide. As of 2020, it is estimated that about 463 million people speak Spanish as a native language. However, Spanish spoken on one side of the Atlantic is different from that spoken on the other side.
As opposed to what many people believe, linguistic variations can make all the difference when it comes to understanding the spoken and written languages of a given country, as they have the power to directly interfere with the understanding of a language. European Spanish is different from Latin American Spanish, and there are further, more subtle differences between various Latin American countries.
Translation is not a mere reproduction of a text in another language. The purpose of translation is to adapt a text to the needs of a given language and a specific culture. Thus, a small detail can make a huge difference.
Let’s see some differences between Spanish from Spain and Spanish from Latin American countries…
TÚ, USTED or VOS?
The Spanish language is one of great pronoun diversity and intricacies.
There are three different ways to say ‘you’ in Spanish.
*The everyday use of the subject pronouns ‘vos’ and ‘tú’ vary by country, some of them strictly use one form or the other, while others use them interchangeably.
I’m fine, you?
Voseo: Estoy bien, ¿vos?
Tuteo: Estoy bien, ¿tú?
Where are you from?
Voseo: ¿De dónde sos?
Tuteo: ¿De dónde eres?
Tell me about your favourite film.
Voseo: Contame sobre tu película favorita.
Tuteo: Cuéntame sobre tu película favorita.
Did you know?
One of the factors that contributed to the spread of voseo was the presence of viceroyalties in Latin America. The regions of Latin America in which viceroyalties were funded the earliest, and thus kept closer contact with the grammatical prescriptions of Spain, were those who developed pronominal systems without voseo. Conversely, those who were initially isolated from Spain and received viceroyalty funding many years later retained the use of voseo. Countries that were funded early, such as Mexico, Peru, and the Caribbean nations, do not use ‘vos’, and those that were not, such as Argentina and Uruguay, remain strong voseantes today.
Other interesting translation differences between European Spanish and Latin American Spanish
I haven’t eaten breakfast today.
Spain: Hoy no he desayunado.
Latin America: Hoy no desayuné.
Puerto Rico & D.R.: guagua
Spain: bolígrafo or just boli
Latin America: departamento or apartamento
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