hablar castellano y hablar en catalan.

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  1. everylittlehelps

    everylittlehelps Member

    hablar castellano y hablar en catalan.

    Are these both the same language? I am confused because i thought they were both the same language then i read an article which seems to imply that they are different.

    Can anyone help me out?
    Thanks :)
  2. Agró

    Agró Senior Member

    Alta Navarra
    Different languages, both derived from Latin, as French, Italian and many more.
  3. CorazonTapatio Senior Member

    Guadalajara, Mexico
    My understanding is that Castilian is the Spanish spoken in Spain and that Catalan is a mix of French and Spanish. I have a book in the Catalan language but while I speak Spanish fluently, I can only understand bits and pieces of the text in Catalan.
  4. gengo

    gengo Senior Member

    San Francisco
    American English
    Catalan is most certainly spoken in Spain, by a great many people. Castilian is what we call "Spanish" in English, but that is something of a misnomer, as the people in Catalunia would be quick to point out.
  5. ACQM

    ACQM Senior Member

    Manresa (Barcelona)
    Spain - Spanish
    Castellano=español=Spanish (no se refiere a un dialecto de España ni nda de eso, es otra palabra para decir español usada en España y en otros países como Argentina, por ejemplo)
    Catalan is another language coming from latin it is spoken in some regions of Spain and France.
  6. ACQM

    ACQM Senior Member

    Manresa (Barcelona)
    Spain - Spanish
    Castellano is not Spanish from Castilla, but Spanish in general.

    Catalan is not a mix coming from French and Spanish, is a latin language coming from latin and "created" at the same time as Spanish, French, Italian, etc. as an evolution of latin.
  7. Karma Police Senior Member

    Vigo, Galicia, Spain
    Spanish - Spain
  8. animula Senior Member

    Basque Country,Spanish, Spain
    Spanish is spoken in Central America and most of South American countries and in Spain. To the las one we sometimes refer to as "castellano", because it started in "castilla". Now spanish is not the only language spoken in Spain: (in the Basque country they speak "euskera" which has nothing to do with spanish) "Catalán" is spoken in Cataluna, "gallego" in Galicia and in Valencia they speak "valenciano" (which some people say it's a dialect of "catalan"). All these have some similarities with spanish and we can understand part of a conversation in that language. But the same happens if we hear italian or portugese. :)
  9. CorazonTapatio Senior Member

    Guadalajara, Mexico
    Whoops! I didn't mean to say that Catalan is NOT spoken in Spain, just that it is not the same as Spanish. My husband's family in Mexico say they speak "Castilian Spanish" even though they are not from Spain. They are trying to make a claim to speaking "correct Spanish" that "comes from Spain" even though the vocabulary they use is different than what is used in Spain. That is the only knowledge I have on the topic. Sorry if I confused or misguided anyone. :)
  10. ILT

    ILT Senior Member

    México - Español/Castellano
    Since this is not a thread about the translation of a term or phrase, it is now closed.

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