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Countries

Countries
Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Andora, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Western Sahara

Total No. Of Countries
33
2
46
1

National Language
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America
Spain

Second Language
India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore
Andora, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands

Speaking Continents
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America

Minority Language
South Africa
Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, United Kingdom

Regulated By
Not Available
Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española

Interesting Facts
  • Most of the English words begin with the letter S than any other letter.
  • English is third most commonly spoken language in the world.
  • One of the world's most phonetic language is Spanish.
  • Up to the 18th century, Spanish was diplomatic language.

Similar To
Not Available
French Language

Derived From
Latin
Latin

Alphabets

Alphabets in
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Spanish-Alphabets.jpg#200

Alphabets
26
8
27
9
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Phonology

How Many Vowels
5
3
5
3

How Many Consonants
21
11
22
12

Scripts
Latin
Latin

Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
Left-To-Right, Horizontal

Hard to Learn

Language Levels
7
6
6
5
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Time Taken to Learn
6 weeks
3
24 weeks
6
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Greetings

Hello
Hello
hola

Thank You
Thank you
Gracias

How Are You?
How are you?
Cómo estás?

Good Night
Good Night
Buenas Noches

Good Evening
Good Evening
Bonne soirée

Good Afternoon
Good Afternoon
Buenas Tardes

Good Morning
Good Morning
Buenos Días

Please
Please
Por Favor

Sorry
Sorry
triste

Bye
Bye
adiós

I Love You
I love you
Te Quiero

Excuse Me
Excuse Me
Discúlpeme

Dialects

Dialect 1
American English
Mexican Spanish

Where They Speak
United States of America
Mexico

How Many People Speak
225,000,000.00
3
105,000,000.00
5

Dialect 2
Hiberno-English
Cuban Spanish

Where They Speak
Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Cuba

How Many People Speak
4,500,000.00
15
11,000,000.00
8

Dialect 3
Welsh English
Puerto Rican Spanish

Where They Speak
United Kingdom
Puerto Rico

How Many People Speak
2,500,000.00
14
3,900,000.00
9

Total No. Of Dialects
188
35
21
20
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How Many People Speak

How Many People Speak?
1,200.00 million
1
489.00 million
3

Speaking Population
5.43 %
4
6.15 %
3
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Native Speakers
400.00 million
3
410.00 million
2
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Second Language Speakers
400.00 million
1
89.50 million
9

Native Name
English
Español

Alternative Names
Not Available
Castellano, Castilian, Español

French Name
anglais
espagnol; castillan

German Name
Englisch
Spanisch

Pronunciation
/ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/
[espaˈɲol], [kasteˈʎano]

Ethnicity
Not Available
Not Available

History

Origin
5th Century AD
210 BC

Language Family
Indo-European Family
Indo-European Family

Subgroup
Not Available
Romance

Branch
Not Available
Not Available

Language Forms

Early Forms
Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and English
Old Spanish and Spanish

Standard Forms
Standard English
Pluricentric Standard Spanish

Language Position
3
3
2
2

Signed Forms
Signed English
Signed Spanish

Scope
Individual
Individual

Code

ISO 639 1
en
es

ISO 639 2

ISO 639 2/T
eng
spa

ISO 639 2/B
eng
spa

ISO 639 3
eng
spa

ISO 639 6
engs
Not Available

Glottocode
stan1293
stan1288

Linguasphere
52-ABA
51-AAA-b

Types of Language

Language Type
Living
Living

Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
Subject-Object-Verb

Language Morphological Typology
Analytic, Fusional, Isolating, Synthetic
Fusional, Synthetic

English vs Spanish Speaking Countries

There are plenty of languages spoken around the world. Every country has its own official language. Compare English vs Spanish speaking countries, so that you will have total count of countries that speak English or Spanish language.

  • English is spoken as a national language in: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America.
  • Spanish is spoken as a national language in: Spain.

You will also get to know the continents where English and Spanish speaking countries lie. Based on the number of people that speak these languages, the position of English language is 3 and position of Spanish language is 2. Find all the information about these languages on English and Spanish.

English vs Spanish Language History

Comparison of English vs Spanish language history gives us differences between origin of English and Spanish language. History of English language states that this language originated in 5th Century AD whereas history of Spanish language states that this language originated in 210 BC. Family of the language also forms a part of history of that language. More on language families of these languages can be found out on English and Spanish Language History.

English and Spanish Greetings

People around the world use different languages to interact with each other. Even if we cannot communicate fluently in any language, it will always be beneficial to know about some of the common greetings or phrases from that language. This is where English and Spanish greetings helps you to understand basic phrases in English and Spanish language. English word for "Hello" is Hello or Spanish word for "Thank You" is Gracias. Find more of such common English Greetings and Spanish Greetings. These greetings will help you to be more confident when conversing with natives that speak these languages.

English vs Spanish Difficulty

The English vs Spanish difficulty level basically depends on the number of English Alphabets and Spanish Alphabets. Also the number of vowels and consonants in the language plays an important role in deciding the difficulty level of that language. The important points to be considered when we compare English and Spanish are the origin, speaking countries, language family, different greetings, speaking population of these languages. Want to know in English and Spanish, which language is harder to learn? Time required to learn English is 6 weeks while to learn Spanish time required is 24 weeks.