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Mexican vs Spanish

Mexican and Spanish are both nouns and adjectives. The two concepts are also very related terms since the two nations who embody the concepts, Spain and Mexico, share a history with each other.

Mexican is a noun and adjective that is used to describe any term related to the country of Mexico. The same situation applies for Spanish as it is used for anything relative to Spain whether it pertains to the country or its influences.

However, the two countries share almost the same modifier or objects since they are intertwined by history. In earlier centuries, Spain was a major power in exploration and colonization. Mexico is just one of the Spanish colonies in the Americas. Every colony of Spain adopted the European Spanish ways and lifestyle. This resulted in many similarities in language, culture and many relative ideas.

For example, the Mexicans and the Spanish share a common language – which is Spanish. However, there are little differences between the two versions of language. This is exemplified by different accents, dialects, and language usage (includes colloquialisms, slang, pronunciation, and others).

A particular example would be the grouping of the Spanish language. Spanish can apply to any set of the language’s variants. There is a Peninsular or Castilian Spanish and the American Spanish. The latter category can be further classified into the South American Pacific, Central American, Caribbean Spanish, and the Highland American Spanish. Another variant is the Argentine, Uruguayan, and Paraguayan Spanish.

On the other hand, Mexican Spanish is a specific classification of the Spanish language in both Highland American and Caribbean Spanish.

Differences in technicalities within the Spanish Language (in particular the Castilian Spanish) and Mexican Spanish are also obvious. European Spanish speakers pronounce the “z” and the “c” sound before the vowels “i” or “e” in a word. Meanwhile, the Mexican Spanish speakers, like the rest of Latin American Spanish speakers, pronounce the “s” sound.

There is also a difference in the rhythm of the language and how it is spoken as well as the use of colloquialisms and slang in addition to the use of suffixes. As a language, the Mexican Spanish directly adapts English words without translating them or adapting their spelling to the traditional norms. The language also contains a lot of Amerindian words.
The vowels in the Mexican Spanish language tend to lose their strength while the consonants are more completely pronounced.

Despite all the differences within each other, there is only one Spanish language which is based on the Grammatica Castelliana. This is often used in writing Spanish rather than in conversation or oral Spanish.


1.The term “Spanish” is a blanket term that describes Spain as a country as well as its influences in the world. On the other hand, “Mexican” is a specific term for anything that relates to the country and people of Mexico. Both terms function as nouns and adjectives.
2.Spanish is a language that is used by almost 400 million people and is divided into set of variants depending on where and how the language is spoken. There is the European Spanish which is spoken by the citizens of Spain while there is also the American Spanish spoken by Latin Americans. The Mexican Spanish is among the variants of the American Spanish.
3.The main differences between the Spanish language are easily encountered in the oral or spoken form. The oral form features differences in dialects, accents, and rhythm. The written form has a uniform set of rules and usage called Grammatica Castelliana.
4.The Mexican language also adopts more foreign words like English into its language system easier compared to the Castilian Spanish. The words are adopted by as they are without translation or minimal configuration of the word in order to be deemed acceptable for use.

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