Why Is a Spanish Voice Over So Important
Spanish is considered the world’s second most spoken native language after Mandarin Chinese.
Spanish is a primary language of over 20 countries, and there are over 400 million native speakers at the moment.
There is over a 100 million people who speak spanish as a second language bringing the total tally to over 500 million so localized content is definitely a must for this growing population and a spanish voice over is a great way to reach your .
Business in the Spanish Speaking World
Spanish speaking world (Spain, South and Central America) is a powerhouse of economic activity especially in the fields like agriculture, mineral and oil exploitation, tourism with growing industrial and banking sectors.
Spain is part of the EU common market and many latin american countries are a part of various international market agreements making hem a vibrant part of the global economy.
Spanish is one of the most used languages in the media (radio, TV, online, papers). Do not miss out on this huge opportunity if you have audio or video content, it can be easily localized and presented to this huge market.
Spanish use online has grown by 1,31% from 2000 to 2015. Yes, it’s most definitely a trend you want to be a part of. Actually, Spanish is the third most popular language of the Internet with more than 8 percent of Internet users communicating in this particular language. It’s even bigger when it comes to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, or websites like Wikipedia, where it ranks as the second most important language.
History of the Spanish Language
As you probably know, Spanish originated on the Iberian Peninsula as a descendant of Latin. But because of Spanish colonization, today this language has far more speakers in Latin America. After Latin, it was Arabic that had the most influence in development of the language.
Expectedly, today, the foreign language exerting the most influence is English, as is the case with most languages today. If you speak English, you will also be able to recognize more than 3,000 Spanish words. It will come as no surprise then that by 2050 the United States will become the largest Spanish speaking country in the world, even though they presently have only slightly more than 50 million speakers. Furthermore, at the moment, Mexico contains the largest population of Spanish speakers with over 120 million.
Spanish is one of the world’s most phonetic languages and as such one of the easier languages to learn. People often say about Spanish “if you can spell it, you can say it”. So, in other words, if you know how a word is spelled, you can almost always know how it is pronounced. Keep in mind that reverse isn’t true. Also, recent words of foreign origin are an exception, and they usually retain their original spelling. There are, of course, minor differences but not great enough to hamper communication.
The Royal Spanish Academy (Real Academia Española), created in the 18th century, is the authority and arbiter of standard Spanish. Realistically, they do not have the force of law, but are rather widely followed by people not only in Spain, but Latin America, as well. However, the first Spanish grammar was created by Elio Antonio de Nebrija and published in 1492. The same year Columbus arrived in America.
The Future of Spanish
Finally, it’s worth noting that the Spanish speaking population is one of the fastest growing segments in the world. Spanish is the second most used language for international communication. It’s a huge community that is a truly unique growth opportunity for your company.
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