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    Question Where should I go?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to improve my Spanish in order to translate books for a small publishing company that I know. They would primarily market South America. Which country is most ideal for learning vocabulary, idioms, etc., that would be most widely understood?

    Muchas gracias!!

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    Hi there! Welcome to the forum. This is actually a very good question. I think Colombia and Peru could be a good choice to learn a Spanish that is as neutral as possible. Concerning idioms, they vary a lot from one country to another, so my advice is "just keep it neutral" :-)

    Good luck!

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    Perhaps you could ask your publishing company which country is their main buyer and go there. If books are distributed evenly throughout South America Victoria's suggestion could work.

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    Another possibility is to write in original spanish wich everybody understands .

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    And what would you call original Spanish?

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    I guess I mean the one that is defined by the Spanish royal academy of the language .There is such a country called Spain .Comparatively if I was talking about original English I would refer to the one that is spoken in England .

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    Oh yeah, I remember about a country called Spain, the problem is that the language spoken there is a little hard to understand for most of the people who speak Spanish or who want to learn Spanish, because of the strong accent and of the 4-letter (or more) words they use in every sentence. mvictoria is totally right, Peru and Colombia (and I would add Mexico) are the most recommended countries to learn Spanish. I myself lived in Peru for 3 years and it helped me more than my Spanish friends.

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    And speaking about "original languages", not all that is original is also easy, AE is much clearer than BE, the Portuguese spoken in Portugal is so different from the one sponken in Brasil which is much easier to be learned, and from my experience I dare to say that the French language spoken in Canada is more understandable than the one spoken in France. But, again, these are personal opinions.

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