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DO YOU KNOW WHAT THESE 17 LANGUAGES ARE CALLED IN SPANISH?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THESE 17 LANGUAGES ARE CALLED IN SPANISH?

I know you speak English, but can you speak any other language like German or Dutch? In this article, you will learn how to name 17 different languages of the world in Spanish and also 17 chunks to speak about languages, so you are prepared for your next language-related conversation with Spanish natives!

Stay until the end and let me know in the comments which languages were totally new or different for you.

Country names change de un idioma a otro (from one language to another), sometimes in a subtle way, like Canadá (Canada), and sometimes completely, like Alemania (Germany). 

The same happens with languages, and even though some of them are easy to guess, others are a bit more complicated.

Languages of the World

1. German

En Alemania se habla alemán (German is spoken in Germany).

By the way, this is the chunk we use to say that a certain language is spoken in a certain country:

  • En ____________ se habla ____________. 

2. Arabic

El árabe se habla en más de 40 países (Arabic is spoken in over 40 countries).

3. Czech

El checo se habla en República Checa (Czech is spoken in The Czech Republic)

4. Korean

El coreano se habla tanto en Corea del Sur como en Corea del Norte (Korean is spoken in both South and North Korea)

5. Chinese

El chino es el idioma más antiguo del mundo. (Chinese is the oldest language in the world)

6. Basque

Okay! I actually just learned it’s not “vasco”, but euskera, and es un idioma que se habla al norte de España (it's a language spoken in Northern Spain)

¿Quién lo hubiera pensado? (Who would’ve thought?)

7. French

El francés es uno de los idiomas más románticos del mundo (French is one of the most romantic languages ​​in the world).

8. Greek

El griego es un idioma que se habla desde hace 3,400 años (Greek is a language that has been spoken for 3,400 years).

9. Hebrew

El hebreo se considera comúnmente como un idioma sagrado (Hebrew is commonly considered a sacred language)

10. Dutch

El holandés es una lengua oficial de la Unión Europea (Dutch is an official language of the European Union).

11. Italian

El italiano es una lengua romance (Italian is a Romance language).

12. Japanese

El japonés es uno de los idiomas que se hablan más rápido en el mundo (Japanese is one of the fastest spoken languages ​​in the world).

13. Norwegian

El noruego es una lengua escandinava (Norwegian is a Scandinavian language).

14. Polish

El idioma polaco es rico en sonidos (The Polish language is rich in sounds).

15. Portuguese

En Portugal y en Brasil se habla portugués (Portuguese is spoken in Portugal and Brazil).

16. Romanian

Puedes entender el rumano si has estudiado otras lenguas romances (You can understand Romanian if you have studied other Romance languages).

17. Turkish

El turco es una de las lenguas más antiguas de la humanidad (Turkish is one of the oldest languages ​​of mankind).

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¡Muy bien! Excelente, y tú, ¿cuántos idiomas hablas? (How many languages do you speak?) ¿Qué idioma hablas? (What language do you speak?) ¿Hablas español? (Do you speak Spanish?) Let me know in the comments! 

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Relevant Chunks

  • ¡Sé que hablas inglés! (I know you speak English!)
  • ¿Hablas algún otro idioma como Alemán u Holandés? (Do you speak any other language, like German or Dutch?)
  • De un idioma a otro (from one language to another)
  • ¿Cuántos idiomas hablas? (How many languages do you speak?)
  • ¿Qué idioma hablas? (What language do you speak?)
  • En [name of country] se habla [name of language] (X is spoken in Y)

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