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Re: Spanish Speakers
« Reply #270 on: January 24, 2011, 04:27:55 PM »
Catalan is pretty close to Spanish.

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Re: Spanish Speakers
« Reply #271 on: January 24, 2011, 07:55:25 PM »
Catalan is pretty close to Spanish.

How close is Catalan to Barcelona?

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Re: Spanish Speakers
« Reply #272 on: January 25, 2011, 04:43:02 PM »
Barcelona is the main city of Catalonia, which occupies the northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula.

Spanish is frequently regarded as a foreign language there.

A far cry from when I was last there, when Franco was still in power.

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Re: Spanish Speakers
« Reply #273 on: January 26, 2011, 10:44:45 AM »
Franco banned the teaching of Catalan, something that is still greatly resented.  Catalan and Spanish are fairly close but I have to tell you that my attempts to read Catalan have not been very successful; i sort of get the gist of it though.