Can a non native sound like a naive spanish speaker from latin america in spain?
Topic: Case spanish
July 17, 2019 / By Aston Question:
for ex: a person from the us learns spanish say.. with an argentinian accent.. he can´t pass as a native in that country but what if he goes to Spain? he can pass as an argentinian? or they could easily find out?
Best Answers: Can a non native sound like a naive spanish speaker from latin america in spain?
Verna | 8 days ago
Well it depends of your Spanish skills. In most cases you wolud sound like an non native, but with some kind ofc argentinian accent.
But if you are fluent enough you will pass as an argentinian (or any other Latino). I advise you that is very dificult to hide the english accent while Speaking Spanish.
There are exceptions: Viggo Moretensen Speaks perfects Spanish with a strong Argentinian Accent. He live when he was a child in Buenos Aires.
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Originally Answered: What is the difference between Spanish in Spain and Spanish in mexico or latin america?
It is basically the same as English in England is to American English, yes. However, every Spanish-speaking country has their own words and Cuban is found the most unintelligible to speakers of other dialects.
You should really read Lipski's "Introduction to Latin American Spanish", that book will tell you everything you need to know.
The most important difference is that z and soft c are pronounced as s in Latin America, not as the English "th" as in much of Spain. Besides, after vowels the "s" sound in Latin America tends to be weakened, so that "presidente" sounds like "prehidente" and "estar" is like "ehtar".
In the Rio de la Plata countries (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay) there is the so-called voseo. That means that instead of "tú" ("thou"), you say "vos" ("ye") to one person, and the verb form is different too - for example "you are" is "tú eres" in most other forms of spanish, but "vos sos" in Rio de la Plata Spanish.
And "vosotros" ("you" to several people) is not used in Latin America. Instead, "ustedes" is used, which is a politeness form in Spanish as spoken in Spain - like, you say "vosotros sois" to people you know, in Spain, and "ustedes son" if you aren't in first name terms with them; but in Latin America you would say "ustedes son" in both cases.
If you're not a native speaker, they will be able to tell. My sister-in-law grew up speaking Spanish at home (born in Mexico but came as a small child to the US) so she speaks excellent Spanish. Well, she stayed 1 year in Spain and people couldn't tell where she came from.....they would tell her her Spanish was excellent, but they couldn't tell where her accent was from (it wasn't a Mexican accent, it wasn't a Cuban accent, it wasn't a Spanish accent, it wasn't a Chilean accent, etc.). You may think you have an authentic accent, but trust me you don't.
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Xiric is right. People who speak English as their mother language are always easy to recognize when they speak Spanish, regardless where have they learned Spanish. The big difficulties that they have to prononuce correctly words like "perro", "ronroneo", "corderito", "jardineria", "aéreo", and so... make very evident their origin.
Viggo Mortensen´s mother language is not English, but Danish.
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I imagine. I've heard people who I assumed were native speakers of British English turn out to be Norwegians who went to university in Scotland. I imagine the same principle could apply.
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I would say it depends who you talk to. Maybe to many you can pass as an Argentinian but not to all.
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Originally Answered: What's the difficulty of minoring in Spanish if you're a non-native speaker?
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