Spanish – a Multi-colored Language

In Chile, the primary language you will hear is Spanish. But not all Spanish sounds the same.  I love this video giving a description of many of the Spanish accents we can hear in the world.  She doesn’t even try to speak Spanish as the Chileans do, I think because it is just too hard.  My daughter-in-law is from Chile and I remember the first time I listened to her speak with her cousin.  The words came FAST, like a river rapid pouring over a waterfall.

 

Side note:   I went to Chile once and was amazed at how relaxing it is to move in a country where I couldn’t understand the signs or the conversations around me.  I would have thought it would have made me anxious and perhaps it would have if I hadn’t been someone who could guide me.  We don’t realize how hard our brains are working to take in the information around us all day.  When I couldn’t understand the language my brain tuned out the signs, the advertisements, and the conversations.  It allowed me to focus on the colors, the expressions, and the architecture and geography of the world around me instead.