Where to find spanish material for study (not latin american spanish)?

I’ve been learning Spanish on my own for a while now and I’m looking to find movies/cartoons/songs etc. in Spanish to better understand the way the language is spoken in everyday life. However, I seem to find mostly Latin-American material which due to the minor differences in grammar and pronunciation …

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, …

Isnt it ironic that some people look more "american" and do not speak english while others look mexican and do?

I was just thinking how wrong sometimes we americans are about ourselves, I just went down to Mexico on a business trip and i stayed with a Mexican family in a upper-class neighbourhood, and it was new to me to see that there are actually many white mexicans some of …

Do you agree that Mexico extends into the US because of all the Mexican people here?

President Felipe Calderon, today blasted our deportations and said "Mexico does not end at its borders." And speaking to Mexicans in the US many of them here illegally he told them "Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico." That sounds pretty imperialistic to me. What would happen if we …

Why do people from other south american countries get so offended if you think they are mexican?

I have personally seen this many times. People really get upset if they are from say, Brazil, and are mistaken for a mexican. Is there some sort of elitism amongst south american countries that they feel they are better than mexicans. I have also heard plenty of people from Spain …

How difficult is it to learn between Spanish dialects (Castellano and Latin American)?

I’m a Filipino college student taking up Spanish as a 3rd language (4th, if you consider the Visayan dialect dissimilar from "Filipino"). I’ve already studied English and am passably proficient at it. The school offers two Spanish classes, one offering Castellano (Spain Spanish) and another offers Latin American Spanish. I’d …

Can you please clarify my confusion as to when Spanish Mexico became Mexican Mexico?

Hi, This boils down to 5 key questions for me: 1] When and how did conquering Spaniards in indigenously-populated Mexico become "Mexicans?" 2] When did Spanish control of New Spain/Mexico cede to and come under Mexican control? 3] Was this (#2 above) when Mexico became a formal Mexican nation—and no …

Why do Mexican Americans refer to Mexicans as “Spanish”? Has “Mexican” become a bad word?

Here in California I have noticed that most Mexican Americans refer to other Mexicans as "Spanish". Why? Just speaking Spanish doesn’t make one Spanish. Being from Spain makes one Spanish. I speak English, but I’m not from England so I’m not English. I almost get the feeling that Mexicans here …

If I have a “Latin American Spanish” learning kit- is that of Mexico/ South America/ where?

I would like to learn the Spanish/ Castilian of Buenos Aires, Argentina, although, for many reasons, the Spanish of Mexico would be good to learn, too. I have a language kit that purports to be of a "latin american dialect", but as this seems to cover such a vast territory, …

What Do You Think Of People Who Say Things Like “I’m Sorry I Don’t Speak Mexican”?

Or "American, Canadian,etc" Personally at first I was surprised people were so ignorant, but now I find it sort of humorous. Today a girl said she didn’t speak Mexican, and I corrected her and told her she meant "Spanish". we went back and forth for about 15 min because she …