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Can You Translate These Basic English Phrases into Spanish?
by Isadora Teich
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Think you know basic Spanish inside and out? In the United States alone, more than 40 million people speak Spanish as a first language. Worldwide, these numbers are even greater. More than 400 million people are native Spanish speakers, all across the globe. In fact, Spanish is widely considered to be the second most widely spoken language on earth, after Mandarin Chinese. It can be heard throughout the Americas, Europe, and even in parts of Africa and Asia, like the Philippines.

Spanish is a romance language known for its phonetic spelling and fire and has been studied by many Americans in grade school for generations. Most American English speakers, even if they don't speak Spanish at all or haven't in years, know a few words here and there thanks to America being the ultimate melting pot. Walking down the street in any major city, you might hear 4 or 5 different languages spoken, and large communities of people from all over the world often pop up and flourish in the most unexpected parts of the United States of America.

If you are a Spanish pro who can handle basic conversation in both English and Spanish, give this quiz a shot!

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