If you mean you never hear the word español in Spain to refer to the language, then I'm sorry, but I strongly disagree. People say "español" all the time in Spain. In fact, I asked someone when do they use the term "castellano," and they said only when they're comparing "castellano" with other langauges from Spain.Funny how we say "Mexican Spanish." In college I was taught that in Spain, you will never hear Spanish. Spanish just means from Spain, and many languages are therefore "Spanish." Isn't "Castallano" the real language that we have out west? In Argentina, that was all I ever heard.
Most likely they'd say "español." "Castellano" in Spain, as I'm told, is used when comparing Castilian Spanish with other dialects of Spanish spoken in Spain, as they're all forms of Spanish.padredeocho said:Did I say I was in Spain? Nope. I was told this in a college class. That those in Spain do not refer to Castallano as Spanish. So, If I were in Spain, and I asked them what language the speak, they would say, Castallano or Espanol?
That I can't speak for. I'd rather wait for someone from Spain to cover that topic.padredeocho said:Does this offend the Gallegos, Basques, and others who also speak a Spanish language?