1. a person from Spain or a person whose ethnic composition is primarily derived of ancestors from Spain. (For this reason people from Latin America cannot necessarily be considered Spainsh see Note)
2. a latin-based language used mostly in Spain and many countries in Latin America. Spanish is also very widely spoken in parts of the Pacific (i.e. the Philippines) , and Africa (i.e. Morocco). Countries in Latin America like Mexico and Puerto Rico speak highly colloquialized variations of Spanish infused over generations with local native and colonial era slave dialects, these variations however are still considered Spanish; for example, it would be inapproprite to suggest that someone 'speaks Mexican.'
3. of or related to Spain.
*Note: This does not apply to people from Latin America, Despite popular/ignorant belief: Latin Americans are not 'Spanish' in this sense, even though many speak Spanish.
Latin America consists of many ethnicities, including European (Spanish, Portuguese, British, French, Deutsch mostly), African, Amerindian (or 'Natives of the Americas' for the less educated), Arab and even Asian (how did the Japenese end up in Chile anyway?)
While Spanish is the language spoken in most Latin American countries, the term Latin used for Latinos stems from the fact that many other latin based languages are spoken in this region of the world i.e. Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. For the same reason European countries who speak Latin languages can technically be considered Latin also, however Latin is more encompassing than Latino which refers directly to people from Latin America.
Calling someone Spanish who is from Latin America without further information of their ancestory is sign of disintelligence.
Boy1: Are you Spanish or Guatemalan?
Girl2: Do I look Mayan too you? I am from Madrid.
Boy1: Hey dont be speaking to me in the Mexican!
Girl2: I don't speak Mexican. I speak Spanish.
the best looking people.
hes spanish and hot.
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a language whose real name isn't even spanish, but castillian
a citizen of spain, but according to some ignoramus in the USA, a puerto rican.
Puerto rican american: I am spanish, all hail my spanish people
Spaniard: STFU stupid idiot, you're a puerto rican, you're as spanish as americans are english, or haitians are french.
1 Person from Spain
2 Language spoken in Spain. But also in other countries such as Mexico or Puerto Rico
3 Fourth most spoken language (between 420-425 milion people) after chinese, english and hindi.
4 The language which has the funny letter " ñ "
Andy: hey look! that spanish guy...isn't he friendly?
Cazz: yeap, but he isn't spanish..
Andy: but he speaks spanish!
Cazz: so what? he's from Mexico!
coolest language ever!!
yo man si you don't hablas spanish estás out!!
People from spain. People call latino's spanish because they speak spanish even though they may not be spanish.
Hey look at that Spanish person. I'm not Spanish bitch! I'm Peurto Rican.
the fourth most spoken language on Earth (after body, Chinese, and what's-it-called). Because of its high saturation of words and numerous associations to the number 43, atomic number of technetium, it is considered to be a radioactive language, which decays by alpha-particle emission to Latin.
Our map was in Spanish a few minutes ago. Now it's all in Latin, and it glows too.