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Do Spanish speaking people find it offensive when a non native Spanish speaker tries to speak Spanish with them?

Do Spanish speaking people find it offensive when a non native Spanish speaker tries to speak Spanish with them?

The short answer is no, for most part of the world, except specifically in the U.S. I as a native Spanish speaker, I find it offensive if someone gets offended because I assumed they are Spanish speakers.

Do Spanish people like when you speak Spanish?

The vast majority of Spanish people really do appreciate attempts to speak their language, but as with places all over the world, there are some rude people out there! I have noticed that Spanish people do sometimes gently correct you if you are not grammatically correct, which I think is a helpful trait.

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Should I try to speak Spanish in Mexico?

Many clients often ask me the question “Do I need to learn Spanish when I move to Mexico?”. The answer is ‘no’. It’s not essential. However, there are many reasons why it’s a good idea to learn Spanish when you move to Mexico.

Is there a difference between being Hispanic and Latino?

Are you wondering what the difference is between the terms Hispanic and Latino? While Hispanic usually refers to people with a background in a Spanish-speaking country, Latino is typically used to identify people who hail from Latin America.

Why are Spanish accents so attractive?

What makes the Spanish accent so sexy: Spanish speakers have a “Latin temperament”. People associate that with passionate acts like dancing and living life to the full. Because of the seductive tone of the voice pretty much anything sounds sexy (as seen in the video below).

Can you survive in Spain without Spanish?

In many parts of Spain, particularly in areas where there are large expat communities, English is widely spoken and you can live a great life without needing to know a word of Spanish if that is what you are looking for.

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Is speaking English in Mexico bad?

English is not very widely spoken in Mexico overall, with only around 10\% of the population speaking it, and only a small number of these being truly fluent. English is however much more prevalent in the major tourist destinations and towards the Northern border with the USA.

What happens if you speak English in Mexico?

Nothing will happen to you, or anyone else, if they speak English in public while in Mexico.

Are Italians Latinos?

“Latino” does not include speakers of Romance languages from Europe, such as Italians or Spaniards, and some people have (tenuously) argued that it excludes Spanish speakers from the Caribbean.