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Spanish to English and English to Spanish Translation Services
* A written standard for Spanish was developed first in the city of Toledo and then in the city of Madrid, the alphabet is called el abecedario thanks to the first four letters (a, b, c, d).
* From 1803 all the way until 2010, there were 29 letters in the Spanish alphabet, but in 2010 the Academy of the Spanish language decided the ch and LL would no longer be considered as individual characters.
* But it should be noted that their usage is an ingrained habit and so are still commonly used in Spanish writing.
* Today the foreign language that most influences Spanish is English, with many English words being absorbed into everyday speech.
Samples of Spanish Translation and Interpretation Services
* A 325,000 word software program developed in Spanish and was distributed to the North American Market. This project has a tight work schedule and involved weekly conference calls with both the the end user and supplier to review terminology.
* A 36,000 word RFP for a bio-energy project in Spanish. We also supplied interpreters, both on-demand phone, and for the follow-up meetings.
About the Spanish language
* Since it first appeared the vocabulary of the Spanish language was influenced by contact with the Basque region as well as the nearby Ibero-Romance languages such as Occitan, French, Italian and Sardinian, as well as from several Indigenous languages of the Americas.
* After Latin, the language that most influenced Spanish was Arabic with many Arabic words being absorbed during the Al-Andalus era.
* It is the second most common language for international communication and is the third most common language found on the internet.
* At some stage before the end of the 6th Century BC the Iberians began to make contact with and mingle with the Celts, a nomadic tribe that also came from Europe. These two groups merged to form a group known as the Celt-Iberians and spoke a form of Celtic.
* Spanish is sometimes referred to as Castilian because it originated in the Castile region of Spain.
* Spanish is an Ibero-Romance language that originated on the Iberian Peninsula, which is found in the South Western region of Europe.
Interesting facts about Spanish
* Spanish was considered the language of diplomats up until the 18th Century.
* The Puerto del Sol or ‘Gate of the Sun’ plaza located in Madrid is the actual physical center of the entire country and is marked as kilometre 0 on the radial road network found in Spain.
* Both Britain and Spain are what is known as a constitutional monarchy and is officially called the Kingdom of Spain.
* The current head of state is King Juan Carlos I who governs in conjunction with a prime minister and a cabinet of ministers.