The Spanish Language:
Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world today. Latin was a very popular language during the Roman Empire. The Romans brought it over to the Iberian Peninsula. Vulgar Latin became common among the general public. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the language slowly lost all of its importance. However, it did not completely disappear. When it came into contact with the local vernaculars, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and Romanian were born. All the Latin-based vernaculars are known as Romance languages. But none of them are as popular as Spanish. It is spoken in more than 20 countries. It is the second most spoken language in the United States.
What Does Tampoco Mean in Spanish?
There are many people in the world who are currently studying Spanish. English speakers in the US often pick up Spanish words from their friends. However, there are words that they often hear but don’t know the meaning of. Tampoco is one which word that people often hear in the speech of Spanish speakers. Like También, Tampoco is a pretty common word in Spanish, like and, only, and just in English.
Yo También means “me too” in Spanish. Whereas, Tampoco can mean neither or either. It can also be used as Yo Tampoco to mean “me neither.” You may also hear Spanish speakers use Y Yo Tampoco to mean the same thing. There are various ways in which the word Tampoco is used by the Spaniards. Here are a few examples:
- Tampoco Nos is how one can say ‘neither do we’ in Spanish.
- Tampoco lo is another common phrase which means ‘neither did’ on its own but is often combined with other words. For instance, Tampoco lo tengo to say ‘i don’t have it either.’
- Mi Tampoco and Ni Yo Tampoco are also used to say ‘me neither’ along with Yo Tampoco.
- Pero Tampoco in Spanish means ‘but neither.’
Whether you are learning European Spanish or Mexican, it is better to look up example sentences if you are not sure how to use a word in your everyday conversations.
The Varieties of Spanish and Common Words:
When learning Spanish, it is important to remember it is not only spoken in Spain. This means that the language has many varieties. Even in Spain, the variety spoken in Madrid would not be the same as the one that is popular in Barcelona. In one part of Spain, Catalan is the more popular vernacular. It is one of the Romance languages which is spoken in Valencian communities.
If you plan to go to Madrid or Barcelona then learning European Spanish would be helpful. But if you are going to Mexico then it is better to learn the native version. Although you can learn Spanish in Mexico and still talk to someone from Spain, it is better to know the native variety.
If you are planning to learn Español, here are a few common words and phrases that you will need to make sentences in this vernacular:
- Yo sí, which means ‘I do.’
- Bueno, which means ‘good.’ It is a very common word among the speakers of Español.
- También is also a common word in Español, which means ‘too.’
- Gustar is the word which means ‘like.’
- Nunca is how you can say ‘never’ in Español.
- Puede is used for saying ‘may.’
- Mi hermano is how a speaker of Español would call someone ‘my brother.’
- Ninguno and Ninguna both are used in Spanish to say the word ‘none.’
- Nadie nunca is how you can say ‘no one ever’ in Español.
- If you see las entradas on a door, it means ‘the entrances.’
- Ningún libro is how you say ‘any book’ in Español.
- Contra is the Spanish word for ‘against.’
- If someone says ganas to you, it means they are saying ‘you win.’
- Siempre Y is how you can say ‘always and’ in Spanish.
- Además can mean a number of things including besides and also.
The History of Spanish:
Spanish did not become the fourth-most spoken language of the world overnight. The language originated from the Iberian Peninsula. It wasn’t until the 16th century that the language underwent a dramatic change. After that, the pronunciation of the sibilant consonants changed. Although Latin is the biggest influence on Español, Arabic and English have also played their part in changing the vocabulary of this vernacular.
European Spanish has also been affected by other Romance languages. When the Spaniards came to the Americas, their language also interacted with other indigenous vernaculars. Once the Latin American immigrants moved to the US, their language was also influenced by American English. The vernaculars of the Native Americans also affected Español.
Who Can Translate Spanish?
There are several things that you should keep in mind when you need linguistic assistance. There are several people who offer translation services. But not all of them can provide you with accurate results. A speaker of American English may have learned Spanish as a second language, they won’t be able to understand the cultural aspects of the vernacular.
If someone from Mexico is applying for US immigration, they will need to get in touch with a native expert. It is the only way they can get accurate translations of their personal documents. Only someone who has learned Español as their natural language can provide you with the best quality translations.
If you are looking for the right translation agency, it is better to hire one that offers assistance in multiple languages. Almost every agency nowadays offer English and Español translations. But if they also have French, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish, and Korean experts on their team then you can count on them to deliver quality solutions.
Can you get Spanish translations from the internet?
You can find the meaning of the verb gustar to common words like de la, y tampoco, nunca, and puede easily on the Internet. Apple and Google devices nowadays come with built-in translation apps. These apps support all the popular languages including Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, and Korean. However, they cannot help you when you need help with official documents.
The double negative of Spanish can be very difficult for nonnatives to understand, which is why you should only hire a native expert for translations. You can download apps like Google Translate for everyday translations. Only a native expert can understand the word order of their language properly and provide accurate results.