What is the correct name of the language? Español or castellano? In this video I will give you the information so you learn what are some of the differences between these two words. I say español. Some native Spanish speakers say "hablo español"; other native Spanish speakers say "hablo castellano. You might say castellano or español. Some of the reasons behind the confusion for these two terms are presented in this video. I will explain to you why some people say one, and others say the other. The reasons behind these two terms are historical. You see, Isabel de Castilla spoke castellano. But many shipmen who were in the crew of the yachts that got to America were not from Castilla, they were from other regions in Spain and the world and they did not specifically speak castellano, they spoke a mix, a soup of the different languages, dialects from all over Spain. There are some letters and sounds in Spanish that are pronounced different in Spain and in Latin America. You may notice that the Spanish letters "c" and "z" are pronounced as a "th" in Spain, especially in the central north part of the country, whereas in the south, in Andalucía, the sounds of these two letters of the Spanish alphabet are closer to the pronunciation in America. So, in Madrid , for instance, you might hear more castellano with that "th" sound. But in Andalucía you may not hear that very castilian "th" sound. In Barcelona, for instance, they speak catalán and español. Some other good examples of this difference is the "vosotros" compared to ustedes. The former used in the majority of Spain, and the central, northern region and ustedes used in America, in some parts of Andalucía and in the Canary Islands. This video is more a historic introductory note to these two terms native Spanish speakers use to refer to their language. Mmmm, this already smells like mole. Like the sauce made of so many different ingredients so is the term español as it was made by different linguistic variants. But wait, I do not want to tell you the whole story in my sloppy writing. That is why I created the video, so go and watch it and see why some people say español and others castellano. Buena suerte caminante. Do not forget to watch the second part of the story. La otra era La Niña. Eran tres, La Niña, La Pinta y La Santa María. If you would like to donate so I can keep making more videos, you can do it on my website: https://www.butterflyspanish.com/ Or through PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/ButterflySpanish Muchas gracias por donar a mi canal. Te lo agradezco de todo corazón. Saludos, Ana. Check out my new website and SUBSCRIBE TO MY FREE SPANISH LEARNING NEWSLETTER at: https://www.butterflyspanish.com/ Are you starting to learn Spanish? Are you a beginner Spanish student and would like to improve your Spanish in a fast, joyful, and useful way? Well, take my hand and I will take you through a fun journey to learn Spanish. Check out my other lessons for Spanish beginners, Spanish A-1: BASIC SPANISH - DAYS OF THE WEEK IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JLsFpqtFV8 LEARN HOW TO TALK ABOUT YOUR JOB IN SPANISH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXIdTJ4tzzA PERSONAL PRONOUNS IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWsWLiWsE0 THE MONTHS IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FjSyvyFmvM LEARN HOW TO SAY THE VOWELS IN SPANISH - A E I O U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orOW9eRQfpE LEARN HOW TO SAY THE LETTERS AND SOUNDS IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsLYD1Jyf3A SPANISH WRITING & PRONUNCIATION: TOP TRICKS AND TIPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h_mohOZwnI TOP 15 PHRASES WITH "NO" IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwyhqLAknf4 10 INFORMAL WAYS TO ASK "HOW ARE YOU?" IN SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REfVPiP-4Zs LEARN BASIC SPANISH VOCABULARY: VEGETABLES IN SPANISH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xn8xNiN5Qc THE TOP TRAVEL VOCABULARY IN SPANISH! ✈ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iXFSyaMr_g LEARN ANIMAL VOCABULARY IN SPANISH! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRdAoNB-RMk Congratulations / Felicidades You have given a super trouper big step to learn Spanish. The lessons I suggested will get you to speak Spanish in no time. Now you can say the vowels, the months, the days, the letters and sounds in Spanish, the alphabet in Spanish. You can ask how someone is and you can answer how you are in Spanish. This is big. Let's celebrate with some cake and hot chocolate. I, Ana, from Butterfly Spanish, love to teach you Spanish. Has dado un súper truper gran paso para aprender español. Las lecciones que te he recomendado te harán hablar español rapidísimo. Ahora puedes decir las vocales, los meses, los días, las letras y los sonidos en español y el abecedario. Ya puedes preguntar cómo está alguien y puedes contestar cómo estás tú en español. Esto es muy importante. Vamos a celebrar con unos churros y un chocolate caliente. Saludos, Ana de Butterfly Spanish :)

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