Language tool is used to communicate among ourselves within a particular region. This can be similar or different with any other region. Sometimes the basic form of language will be same, but their formation and usage will be different. Commonly noted difference is seen in English when spoken in Europe and U.S. countries. The way sentences are formed, usage/preference of words, meaning and context all play a major role in communicating. In the similar way even Spanish language is spoken differently in every region. It is important to know the dialect when we need to interact with the native people.
Different features of language – intonation, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, words and expressionsare the major determinants of a particular dialect. Influence on a language is dependent on the people of a particular region. Even the influence of personal taste of people can affect the language spoken. There are many Spanish dialects spoken all over the world. These have evolved to the present day modern dialect with passage of time and generations. Deviations from known dialects are also seen making them more remote and used within a particular community.
The common dialect spoken is Castilian, which is the official language of Spain. There are four more dialects accepted officially in Spain namely,Galician (Galicia), Basque/ Euskara (Euskadi and Spanish Basque country), Catalan (Catalonia and the Balearic Islands) and Valencian (Valencia) with their wide presence. Other minor dialects present are Aragonese, Asturian, Caló, Extremaduran, Gascon, Occitan, Andalusian and Murcian. These dialects have influence from Latin, French, German, Portuguese, Roman and other languages. Though very similar to Castilian, these vary in regional usage. The minor dialects are not officially recognized withits limited usage among the community people. Because of their variation from Castilian, they sound more of a different language than a dialect of Castilian.
With influence from Spanish colonials the language has entered many places in Latin American regions and Africa. The different dialects that have born in these countries are similar to the languages spoken by native people before colonial period. In reference to place different common dialects spoken today are Amazon Spanish, Bolivian Spanish, Caribbean Spanish, Central American Spanish, Andean Spanish, Chilean Spanish, Columbian-Ecuadorian Spanish, Mexican Spanish, North Mexican Spanish, Paraguayan Spanish, Peruvian Spanish, Puerto Rican Spanish, Buenos Aires Spanish and River Plate Spanish. Other non-common types of dialects are Canary (Canary Islands), Llanito (Gibralter), Rioplatense Spanish (America) andEquatoguinean Spanish (Africa).
When it is required to learn Spanish, it will be a good choice to know the dialect of a particular geographical region. Though commonly Castilian Spanish is thought, variation from this to other dialects has to also be known. Opting to learn to speak online Spanish is a better choice in present era. Through this it is possible to learn different dialects from people familiar with a particular dialect. For an advanced level of Spanish classes introduction into officially recognized dialects are given to recognize and help in interacting in that dialect. For any particular purpose of learning Spanish, focusing on dialect selection and learning it will be a good choice to progress with learning of getting familiar with the language and its dialects variations.