¿Español o Castellano? Spanish or Castilian?

Esta es una de las preguntas más comunes que mis estudiantes me hacen todo el tiempo, principalmente de los estudiantes brasileños.

Por si no lo sabes el idioma que hablamos más de 500 millones de personas tiene dos formas de hablarlo: Español o Castellano, aunque en inglés es más popular conocerlo como Spanish y no Castilian. Sin embargo para otras lenguas de descendencia latina las dos palabras son conocidas y por eso hay algo de confusión.

Pero la verdad es que las dos denominaciones de la lengua son sinónimas, es decir son la misma cosa. Sin embargo la Real Academia Española (RAE) que es la principal organización que vela por la lengua panhispánica, es clara en resaltar que lo correcto es decir ESPAÑOL.

La RAE se refiere al Español como “Lengua romance que se habla en España, gran parte de América, Filipinas, Guinea Ecuatorial y otros lugares del mundo”. También la RAE denomina al Castellano como “Dialecto romance originario de Castilla, del que fundamentalmente proviene el español”.

Por eso muchacho yo les recomiendo referirse al idioma hispano como español y usen Castellano solo para diferenciarlo de otras lenguas nativas de España como el Euskera, Catalán, Gallego etc. Porque si no lo sabías en España se hablan 6 idiomas oficiales y el Castellano es una de ellas que también se le conoce como Español.

Si tienes más dudas puedes enviarme un mensaje y con gusto la responderé.

Abstract in English:

My native language is also well-known as Castilian. So you can say I Speak Spanish or Castilian. However the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy) recommends using SPANISH instead of Castilian. You can use Castilian to differentiate it from other languages in Spain. Yes, Spain has 6 official languages but the Castilian (from Castilla-Aragon province) is the only spoken by all in Spain, so Castilian is Spanish.

I know that is a little bit confuse, but some students have that kind doubts, specially students from Brazil. Remember you are learning Spanish, no matter if you are from USA, Europe, Canada or Brazil.

You have doubts or curiosities about Spanish or Portuguese, share them with me.

10 марта 2017 г.
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NOTICE: As many of you know, I usually spend the Christmas holidays with my family in Colombia or anywhere. For that reason, I will be absent from December 17 to January 8. So, in 2022 we will have lessons until Dec. 17. You can schedule a lesson before or after my vacation normally (Check my calendar). Hi! My name is Wolfang, I am from Colombia (not from Germany as many friends think, haha ) but actually, I live in Brazil. I have 10 years of experience teaching Spanish for everybody in Brazil and abroad (all ages and levels). Also, I teach Business Spanish focusing on practical oral exercises about many business topics. I have a degree in Foreign Languages and International Business. I have a dynamic and descriptive teaching style, in order to develop your fluency as soon as possible. We will speak a lot and make practical exercises with my PDF resources. All my lessons will have PDF material, so you don't need to buy any Spanish book unless you prefer to have one. About my te...
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Испанский
globe
Колумбия
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Язык(-и) общения:
Испанский
Родной
,
Португальский
C2
,
Английский
B2
,
Французский
A1
NOTICE: As many of you know, I usually spend the Christmas holidays with my family in Colombia or anywhere. For that reason, I will be absent from December 17 to January 8. So, in 2022 we will have lessons until Dec. 17. You can schedule a lesson before or after my vacation normally (Check my calendar). Hi! My name is Wolfang, I am from Colombia (not from Germany as many friends think, haha ) but actually, I live in Brazil. I have 10 years of experience teaching Spanish for everybody in Brazil and abroad (all ages and levels). Also, I teach Business Spanish focusing on practical oral exercises about many business topics. I have a degree in Foreign Languages and International Business. I have a dynamic and descriptive teaching style, in order to develop your fluency as soon as possible. We will speak a lot and make practical exercises with my PDF resources. All my lessons will have PDF material, so you don't need to buy any Spanish book unless you prefer to have one. About my te...
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