Also the pronunciation of words can be different.  In Spain the people tend to pronounce the letters "ci" and "ce" as "th".  Therefore the word "gracias" is generally pronounced as "gratheas". In South and Central America the word is pronounced "gra-see-as".

In the Caribbean the people tend to speak very fast and to drop the "s" off of the ends of words.

In Argentina, where many Italians settled, their language is spoken with an Italian accent.  They also the "ll" as a "j" while most other Spanish speakers pronounce it like a "y".  In addition instead of using "tu" for the singular "you" form, they use "vos" which is a very old way of speaking.  It is if we still used the words "thee" and "thou" in English.

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