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1 All Things Spanish (or some interesting facts that you should know)

2 1) ANSWER: d) 7000 According to the Ethnologue organization, there exists approximately distinct languages (http://www.ethnologue.com) Languages you’ve probably never heard of such as Farci, Urdu, Kirundi, Fon, Yoruba, Monokutuba, Alsatian and Catalan are among these About 4 billion of the earth's 6.5 billion people, or over 60% of the earth's population, speak one of 30 languages According to the Ethnologue organization, there exists approximately distinct languages (http://www.ethnologue.com) Languages you’ve probably never heard of such as Farci, Urdu, Kirundi, Fon, Yoruba, Monokutuba, Alsatian and Catalan are among these About 4 billion of the earth's 6.5 billion people, or over 60% of the earth's population, speak one of 30 languages

3  Spanish is the official language of 11% of the world’s countries (21/195)  These countries are located in North and South America, Europe and Africa  Spanish is the official language of 11% of the world’s countries (21/195)  These countries are located in North and South America, Europe and Africa 2) ANSWER: c) 21 3) ANSWER: d) 4

4 4) ANSWER: c)  1st language of approx. 350 million but is spoken as a second language by another 100 million people all over the world  considered a “world language” (1 of the 6 official languages of the UN (Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic) AND (spoken internationally and learned by many people as a second language)  1st language of approx. 350 million but is spoken as a second language by another 100 million people all over the world  considered a “world language” (1 of the 6 official languages of the UN (Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic) AND (spoken internationally and learned by many people as a second language)

5 5) ANWER: a) third  1st Mandarin Chinese  2nd Hindi  3rd English or Spanish (417 million including second language speakers)

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7 6) ANSWER: a) the guitar h It more than likely originated in Spain in the 14th century h The modern word “guitar” was adopted into English from the Spanish word guitarra h It more than likely originated in Spain in the 14th century h The modern word “guitar” was adopted into English from the Spanish word guitarra

8 7) ANSWER:b) the Chihuahua This tiniest breed of dogs is named after a state of Mexico It is more than likely descended from the Techichi, a companion dog of the Toltec civilisation Its remains were found in Toltec pyramids

9 8) ANSWER: a) chocolate,

10 Chocolate is made from the beans or seeds of the cocoa plant, native to South America In the 16th century, Montezuma, an Aztec emperor drank a beverage called xocoatl prepared from cocoa This liquid was considered so precious that it was drunk from gold cups Soon, this beverage became the favorite drink of the Spanish noble class Chocolate is made from the beans or seeds of the cocoa plant, native to South America In the 16th century, Montezuma, an Aztec emperor drank a beverage called xocoatl prepared from cocoa This liquid was considered so precious that it was drunk from gold cups Soon, this beverage became the favorite drink of the Spanish noble class

11 b) corn and c) tomatoes

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13 10) ANSWER: c) soccer

14 LEADING LATINA LADIES »Daisy Fuentes »Eva Mendes »Paz Vega »Penelope Cruz »Salma Hayek »Dora »Daisy Fuentes »Eva Mendes »Paz Vega »Penelope Cruz »Salma Hayek »Dora

15 ACTORES ADORABLES »Andy Garcia »Benicio Del Toro »Gael Garcia Bernal »Javier Bardem »Diego »Andy Garcia »Benicio Del Toro »Gael Garcia Bernal »Javier Bardem »Diego

16 DIVAS BONITAS Christina Aguilera Gloria Estefan J-Lo Selena Shakira

17 MÚSICOS MASCULINOS Carlos Santana Enrique Iglesias Julio Iglesias Ricky Martin Daddy Yanke

18 Just Dance!

19 BEBIDAS DELICIOSAS  Daiquirí  Margarita  Mojito  Piña colada  Sangría  Tequila  Daiquirí  Margarita  Mojito  Piña colada  Sangría  Tequila

20 Comida sabrosa  Enchiladas  Nachos  Tacos  Tapas  Churros

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