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Spanish Trivia Fun Facts

How much do you know about Spanish, one of the world’s most widely-spoken and important languages?

If you’re a native speaker or just starting out on your Spanish journey, you’re sure to find some great info here in our fun facts about Spanish.


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When you say you like something in Spanish, you're actually saying that you're pleased by it. There's no direct word for like in Spanish.

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Te amo" means I love you, and "Te quiero" means I want you. Te amo is used solely in a romantic setting or direct family and Te Quiero for friends.

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The Spanish word for soccer is "futbol", deriving directly from the English word, "football.

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Although in English you can differentiate B and V, in Spanish, you can't. They sound the same, like a "B" where your lips don't touch.

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Ojala means to hope/wish. It derives from the Arabic phrase "wa she Allah," meaning if God wills.

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Mexico has the most Spanish speakers in the world, although the United States is expected to exceed Mexico within 50 years.

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Although Africa's only Spanish-speaking country, Equatorial Guinea was originally colonized by the Portuguese.

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Spanish has many words that derive from Arabic, dating back to when the Arabs ruled the Iberian Peninsula. "Alfombra," meaning carpet, is one of them.

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Pentavocale is a word in Spanish containing all five vowels (example: murcielago (bat)). There are between 300-400 pentavocales in Spanish.

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The word "de," meaning "of" is the most widely-used word in Spanish.

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