Spanish School, the history of the language

SPANISH IN OTHER COUNTRIES THAN SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA

We want to explain you in this article the different places where Spanish is spoken, besides Spain and Latin America. There are four important countries where Spanish is used as a primary language or as a second official language.

THE ORIGIN OF THE WORDS II

We often speak without really realizing where the words come from; why we use a particular word and not another one for saying something. It's peculiar to know the origin of our language, the Spanish and in many cases, we see that it is simply an anecdotal cause that create a word or term. In this article we are going to present you some peculiar words by its origins.

ORIGIN OF "Ñ"

This letter was born of the necessity to represent a new sound, nonexistent in Latin. At the beginning of century XII, the Spanish clerks began to use graphical accent (a small waved line situated upon the letter) to simplify the doubled letters.

ORIGIN OF THE WORDS I

It's interesting to know where do the meaning of the words come from, although the main spanish words come from Greek, Latin and Arabic, there is in addition a great Anglo-Saxon influence. For example, we are going to see in some of these cases how we take some words and uses from English.

ETYMOLOGICAL ORIGIN OF THE WEEK DAYS

In this article we are going to explain you the origin of the names of the week days in Spanish. The word semana (week) comes from septimana (seven days). The names of the days come from seven celestial objects that ancient Greeks saw moving in the sky.