Yes, Spanish should be capitalized as it is a proper noun referring to a language and a nationality.
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Yes, Spanish should be capitalized as it is a proper noun referring to both a language and a nationality. According to the Chicago Manual of Style, “languages and their derivatives are always capitalized.” The same rule applies to nationalities, “which invariably take uppercase letters in English.”
Here are some interesting facts about the Spanish language:
- It is the second most spoken native language in the world, with over 460 million speakers.
- Spanish is an official language in 21 countries, including Spain, Mexico, and most of Central and South America.
- It is the third most used language on the internet, behind English and Chinese.
- Spanish vocabulary is heavily influenced by Arabic, due to the seven centuries of Muslim rule in Spain.
- The Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy) is the institution responsible for regulating and standardizing the Spanish language.
| Language | Nationality |
| Spanish | Spanish |
| English | English |
| Chinese | Chinese |
| Russian | Russian |
In the words of acclaimed author Jorge Luis Borges, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library, and that it will be in Spanish.”
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This video covers the rules for using capital letters in Spanish language. Firstly, always capitalize the first word of a sentence or text. Secondly, capitalize proper nouns like names of people, countries, cities, towns, geographical features, rivers, mountains, commercial brands, works of art, and names of entities and institutions. Additionally, capitalize cardinal points when alone, festivities, and historical periods. However, keep names of languages and gentilics in lowercase. Finally, be sure to use lowercase for courtesy titles, except in abbreviations, and lowercase vowels, even if they carry accents.
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In respect to this, Does Spanish language need to be capitalized?
Answer: Like proper adjectives, the names of languages are capitalized because they’re based on proper nouns (of the country where the language originated).
Thereof, Are languages capitalized?
(c) The names of languages are always written with a capital letter. Be careful about this; it’s a very common mistake. Juliet speaks English, French, Italian and Portuguese.
Do you capitalize the in Spanish title? In English, you capitalize all the words in a title except articles, prepositions, and conjunctions. In Spanish, you should capitalize only the first word and any proper names in book and movie titles.
Beside above, Is Spanish the language a proper noun?
Answer and Explanation: Spanish is the proper noun for the language, the people, and for all things Spanish.