Flickr. Benidorm Spain, Stephen. CC BY NC 2.0
The world's happiest language
At JustCall we love to spread joy in every language - but what is the world’s happiest language?
A recent study has discovered that it is in fact (drumroll please)… Spanish!
Flickr. ¡España, España, España...!, Contando Estrelas. CC BY NC 2.0
The study from the University of Vermont built up a database of literally billions of words from 10 languages - using books, films, music and even Twitter - and found that Spanish speakers use the greatest number of positive words.
Spanish took the number 1 spot, with Portuguese also scoring well - you can see the full list of results below.
To celebrate these findings, JustCall has put together a list of our favourite positive Spanish phrases for you to use while enjoying cheap calls to Spain:
‘Good luck!’ - '¡Buena suerte!'
‘Pleased to meet you’ - 'Encantado' (masculine) or 'Encantada' (feminine)
‘Cheers!’ (When toasting) - '¡Salud!'
‘I love you’ - 'Te quiero' or 'Te amo'
‘Happy birthday!’ - '¡Cumpleaños feliz!'
‘Talk more with JustCall!’ - '¡Habla más con JustCall!'
Flickr. Movimiento 15M valencia 20-05-2011, Fito Senabre. CC BY NC 2.0
Reasons to be cheerful
It’s not surprising that Spanish is such a cheerful language, there’s just so much to smile about.
Aside from the great weather, we love the culture, architecture, food, and sport that Spain has to offer.
Here are a few of our favourite fun facts about Spain:
· The name Spain comes from the word Ispania, which means the land of rabbits.
· Aside from a few small Portuguese islands, Spain is the only country in Europe that produces bananas.
· Spanish is the 2nd most popular language in the world, with 329 million native speakers across the world.
· Spain produces 44% of the world’s supple of olive oil.
· There’s no tooth fairy in Spain, but there is tooth mouse called Ratoncito Perez!
Congratulations to Spanish speakers for your fantastic energy and positivity. And of course, it’s not just in Spain that you can hear this wonderful language - it’s spoken all over the world.
With JustCall, you can call Spanish-speaking countries in South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Africa - so you’ll never be out of touch with your amigos!