Why we need pequeña cantidad (a little bit) of Spanish
We all need to know a little Spanish to get by, whether we are heading to Barcelona, Mexico or another Spanish-speaking country. Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, ahead of the United States, according to the Spain-based nonprofit Instituto Cervantes. If you took Spanish in college, you can likely conjure up such arcane phrases as Juan y Maria van a la playa (Translation: Juan and Maria are going to the beach), but how often do these phrases really come up in casual conversation? Knowing these eight basic phrases and expressions will help you navigate the real world.