By Cristina Arreola | 09/19/2013 - 13:03
According to a new study, many young Latinos who grew up speaking English are trying to learn español!
A new report released by Oregon State University, shows that young people in the state are learning and retaining Spanish at a much higher rate than earlier waves of Latinos.
By Tanisha Ramirez | 09/08/2013 - 11:00
If you’re a Latino or Latina who was raised in the U.S., chances are you’ve made up a Spanish word—or two! But hey, that’s totally okay.
We’ve all slapped an “-iar” or “-io” at the end of an English word and pretended it was Spanish. Ultimately, some of these conflated words stick, and after a few generations, we forget that those words aren’t really part of the Spanish language!
Take a look at some of our favorite made up Spanish words and let us know if you’ve ever been guilty of using them!
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By Samantha Leal | 09/06/2013 - 15:30
A new study has found that 34 percent of Hispanics will speak only English at home by 2020, up from 25 percent. The study, conducted by the Pew Research Center, also found that three-fourths of all Hispanics ages 5 and older speak Spanish, but that number is projected to fall to two-thirds by 2020.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/08/2013 - 13:13
About 38 million people speak Spanish at home, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Census has released an interactive, online map that pinpoints the array of languages other than English that were spoken in homes across the country in 2011.
By Carmery Trinidad | 07/04/2013 - 11:30
Listening to the immigration debate, you could easily get the idea that all Latinos are newcomers to this country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Latinos have had a presence in this land for 500 years, and the proof is not just in Spanish place names like Nevada and Colorado or in the fact that the oldest city in America (St. Augustine, Florida) was founded by the Spanish, but in the stories of Latino families nationwide.
By Latina Staff | 07/04/2013 - 11:00
Need to brush up on your Spanish-speaking skills? You aren't alone. With an estimated 51 million Latinos in the U.S., there's no wonder why more and more people are learning how to speak Spanish! In fact, on the set of the new movie The Heat, Sandra Bullock got some one-on-one Spanish instruction from Mexican actor Demian Bichir.
“Demian taught me everything I needed to know about Spanish,” Bullock said at a recent press conference. “He had great patience and encouraged me to learn some new words.”
By Amaris Castillo | 06/28/2013 - 10:14
You gotta love Spanglish. If you’re Latino/a but were born here in the U.S., you’re guilty of it. What’s funny is that most of us learn it from our parents; Spanish is in their blood, yet they want to get their message across so you will surely understand.
Those well-versed in Spanglish have the language down pat. Below are some fun words that don’t… sound quite right. But they're great anyway:
Not party, it’s pronounced “parreeeeee!”
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By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/24/2013 - 14:00
It was just a mere three weeks ago that we heard about a pair of Whole Foods workers being suspended for speaking Spanish while on the job. Whole Foods has since stated that they would be revising their language policy. Now a similar case appears to be going on in New York.
By Fox News Latino | 06/19/2013 - 04:53
As they go into the homestretch of Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate election on June 25, Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey are fighting it out in Español.
Gomez, a private equity investor whose parents are Colombian immigrants, released a new radio ad in Spanish Tuesday on Spanish-language radio stations across the state. The campaign will follow that with Spanish-language print ads and campaign stops in Latino neighborhoods.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/30/2013 - 15:26
According to National Geographic, Soledad O'Brien will be the next host of the National Geographic Bee. The CNN reporter will be taking over for Jeopardy's Alex Trebek, who retires this year. While we don't think any Spanish words will make the cut, we think it'd be fun (and more challenging!) if they did.