This is the transcription of the video above. This video is a preview of our course «Español con noticias y documentales 2: Tres comunidades bilingües de España». Learn some interesting facts about Catalonia, the Basque Country, and Galicia. We recommend that you view the video several times, with and without the transcription, until you understand and can distinguish every word. It’s also useful to read aloud, chiming in with the instructor. In this way you can improve your pronunciation and intonation.
This video is a preview of our course «Español con noticias y documentales 2: Tres comunidades bilingües de España».
The Basque Country is one of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain, in the northwest of the country. Nowadays it is more and more common to call it Euskadi, which is its name in Euskera, the language of the Basques.
Galicia, located in the northwest of Spain, is divided into 4 provinces: A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra. We say “A Coruña” and not “La Coruña” to respect the Galician language. Galician is a language that comes from Latin and is very similar to Spanish, but influenced by Portuguese.
I’m sure you already know that Catalan is spoken in Catalonia in addition to Spanish. Although both are official languages in this autonomous region, the school language is Catalan and in official organizations Catalan is spoken more than Spanish.
In the inland areas of Catalonia, which are less touristic, you usually hear more Catalan than Spanish, while in Barcelona and the coastal area you hear more people speaking Spanish, since there are more people from other Spanish regions and from foreign countries.
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