Why don't the Mexicans, Central Americans, and South Americans speak their original indigenous languages?

Is it because the Spanish demanded that the Native Americans speak the Spanish language? Or was the language voluntarily adopted? I know that the Europeans "implanted" their languages, but I wasn’t sure whether or not the natives were allowed to speak their own languages. None of the history books that …

What are the big differences between European Spanish and Latin-American Spanish?

After i finish Italian, i would like to learn another language, out of interest and because it would look good on my resume. I now speak Dutch, German, English, French, Latin and Italian and i’d like to learn Spanish next. But they gave 2 options, European or Latin-American. What are …

Why does being bilingual mean "Spanish-speaking, we don't care if you can't even speak English very well"?

In some businesses I’ve been to in the United States that advertise themselves as having bilingual staff, I’ve noticed that most of the workers are Mexicans who yes, speak Spanish very well, but their English is horrible. I’m not trying to make fun of them for their English, but seriously, …

Why arent people who speak German or Chinese considered a ethnic groups like spanish speakers?

Why do we treat spanish-speaking people as an ethnic group when there are dozens of other languages that dont get equal treatment.. Should all people who speak German be an ethnic group or all people who speak Japanese be an ethnic group? Danny, so a black person of Nigerian decent …

how easy is it to learn italian and french at the same time if you speak english and spanish fluently?

i speak spanish at home everyday and english at school and with friends. people say it’ll be difficult to learn two languages at the same time but with my background in spanish i think italian should be fairly simple to learn. french would probably be the greater challenge for me. …

When is it socially appropriate for immigrants to speak in their own language? When is it inappropriate?

In public, everyone should always speak in AMERICAN. Immigrants should only speak other languages at home. The ONE and ONLY exception to this rule is in restaurants oriented towards certain food types, such as waiters in a Mexican restaurant speaking to each other in Spanish, or in an Oriental Chinese …

Are people who speak Spanish, English, Japanese, and Chinese in high demand in the business world?

Is a person with an MBA with an international emphasis and the ability to speak English, Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese and knowledge of the cultures that speak those languages very valuable in today’s economy? How about in the next 5 years or so hypothetically?

Just because one is “part” Mexican, why is it in the opinion of some, that they must speak Spanish?

My 29-year old sister was basically chewed out by a complete stranger for not knowing how to speak Spanish–right here in America! We are about and 1/8 Mexican and an 1/8 Ecuadorian (with the other 75% being Danish, Dutch, French, Irish, Italian, and Scottish mixed in)–should we also be able …