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Spanish is a Romance language that originated in northern Spain and it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations (UN). It is spoken as a native language by more than 350 million people in 21 countries and is the third most spoken language in the world.

Spanish is the official language in 20 countries and is the second most spoken language in the USA. Most Spanish speakers are in Latin America and Mexico has the most native speakers of Spanish of any other country.

In the US, Spanish is formally recognised at the state level in various states besides English. It also has a strong influence in metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Miami, San Antonio, New York City, Seattle, Chicago and Baltimore.

Spanish around the world


learn Spanish Countries where Spanish is the only official language
Countries where Spanish is one of the official languages
Countries where Spanish is official in sub-national politics

Why learn Spanish?

  • Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world in terms of numbers of speakers, and the second most studied language.
  • It is the second most commonly used language in the world for international communications and trade, and is one of the official languages of the UN and its organizations.
  • If you speak Spanish, you will be able to communicate with 500 million people around the world.
  • If you speak Spanish many more job opportunities will be available to you.
  • It is very helpful to be able to speak Spanish if you travel to Spain or Latin America.

Learn Spanish online with busuu.com!

With our free Spanish language course, you can learn by talking to native Spanish speakers around the world!

As well as learning directly from other users, you can use our interactive language learning materials to practise and improve your language skills.

The materials are arranged into learning units. Each one is based on a certain topic and contains all of the most important vocabulary and phrases.

el multiculturalismo

the multiculturalism

the multiculturalism

Key phrase

Australia ha acogido el multiculturalismo. En este país viven muchas personas de diferentes culturas.
Australia has embraced multiculturalism. There are many people from different cultures living there.


What does each language learning unit include?


Vocabulary: Learn important words and expressions with the aid of pictures and audio clips. Premium Members can also listen to key phrases.
Dialogue: Improve your reading comprehension with a fun dialogue, followed by questions to test your understanding. Premium Members can also listen to the audio version.
Writing exercise: Develop your written skills by writing a short text for other users to correct.
busuu-talk: Connect with native speakers via our integrated video-chat application, which allows you to chat online or even talk to other users in the busuu.com community.
Review: Test how much you've learnt with a short quiz and win busuu-berries!
PDF: Print out a PDF with each of the grammar and learning units, so that you can even study offline. This tool is only available to Premium Members.
Podcast: Listen to podcasts containing the vocabulary, example sentences and dialogues for each of the grammar and learning units. This tool is only available to Premium Members.
Voice recording: You can practise your pronunciation, by recording a character’s part in a dialogue, and posting it for native speakers to correct you. Voice recording is only available for Premium Members.