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Old 03-06-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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They're not mutually exclusive. Spain is completely European and completely Hispanic.

Only a person from the US could've posed this question. It doesn't say where you're from on your status but you can smell the ignorance from a mile away.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:48 PM
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Location: California
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I wouldn't be so sure. Brazilians are not very fond of Portugal and some Portuguese don't like Brazil, so...

The operative word I used is some. I'm familiar with some of the conflicts and the types of things that are said I have an uncle with family in São Paulo and my family members in Portugal employ Brazilians. Actually I know a number of Brazilians that are quite fond of Portugal it really depends what type of Brazilians you interact with. I should say most of the people I communicate with online live in Portugal and Brazil.


Anyway just think about it would you have more in common with a group of Brazilans if you choose to go out to dinner with them or a group of Norwegians. I have no doubt I would have endless topics I could speak with the Brazilians and that they would be warm and welcoming. The Norwegians on the other hand are not warm it's like mixing oil and water then what would we talk about.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Slovakia
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Hispanic is US term, nobody in Europe would use term hispanic. Spain is european country with european culture. Latin America is mix of european/spanish, german, italian/ native American, in some cases african cultures. Also there is not single ,,hispanic,, culture, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia or Guatemala are all very different from each other.

So answer to OP´s question is that Spain is more european than hispanic.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:26 PM
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The operative word I used is some. I'm familiar with some of the conflicts and the types of things that are said I have an uncle with family in São Paulo and my family members in Portugal employ Brazilians. Actually I know a number of Brazilians that are quite fond of Portugal it really depends what type of Brazilians you interact with. I should say most of the people I communicate with online live in Portugal and Brazil.


Anyway just think about it would you have more in common with a group of Brazilans if you choose to go out to dinner with them or a group of Norwegians. I have no doubt I would have endless topics I could speak with the Brazilians and that they would be warm and welcoming. The Norwegians on the other hand are not warm it's like mixing oil and water then what would we talk about.
Yeah, I guess you're right. But again, as you said, it depends on what kind of people you interact with.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Finland
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What do Spaniards have in common with Norwegians but not with Peruvians about these things?
Everything except language and religion.

The European way of life. The European mentality. The European reality the South Americans may never understand.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: United States of Vinland
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'Hispanic' refers to a derivative of Spanish culture.

'Spanish culture' is intrinsically European.

Thus, culturally, Spain is inherently European as it cannot be derivative of itself.

Therefore, the question is nonsensical.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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Not sure if troll thread.

Also, notice that the OP never posted again ITT. And look at his/her nickname.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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A wise Spaniard once told me that "manana was invented in Spain" while we were waiting for something to be done on time.

Spain has more in common with Latin American culture than many care to admit. The whole think with your heart thing is all over the Mediterranean and Latin America, but it dang sure isn't in Norway.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:59 PM
 
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After spending time in several Spanish speaking countries in SouthAmerica, one of the first things I realized is that this hispanic "thing" is only relevant in the US.

Most Spanish speakers in South America don't even know they're supposed to be hispanics. Not even in Mexico which is next door to the US you'd hear people calling themselves hispanics/latinos.

I guess the term Hispanic was coined by the liberals to divide the people.

Actually there is a practical question. When you claim to be Hispanic you are considered underrepresented minority in college admission, thus you can take advantage of affirmative action.

Immigrants from Mexico do qualify, apparently. But what if your parents came from Spain? Does it make you Hispanic? The other very obvious fact to keep in mind is, you won't be considered minority if your parents are white European.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:04 PM
 
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Not sure if troll thread.

Also, notice that the OP never posted again ITT. And look at his/her nickname.

I plan to move to Spain after a few months.

I have accepted the offer but the visa takes time, meanwhile, I'm learning Spanish language and culture.
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