Nathan
Spelling Bee in your country My son just won the spelling bee at his school! It's a really big accomplishment, because English is incredibly hard to spell in. He gets it from his mother by the way, who majored in English at the University. If it wasn't for spell check I would probably misspell 50% of what I typed. Anyway, I'm just wondering if all languages and or countries have spelling bees for their school age children.  Thanks!
Feb 22, 2019 9:30 PM
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Interesting fact: the word "spelling" doesn't even exist in other languages.
February 22, 2019
No. Other languages are just not that hard to spell.
February 22, 2019

I doubt that Spanish-speaking countries have spelling contests. What words could they possibly use?

As far as I know, the only spelling errors Spanish speakers make are 1) writing "b" for "v" and vice versa, or 2) forgetting to write a silent "h" at the beginning of a word.

The Spanish for "chrysanthemum" (a famous English spelling-contest word) is "crisantemo."

A beginning Spanish student can read written Spanish aloud accurately, even without understanding any of it!

February 23, 2019

In Turkey, there is not such a competition in primary or secondary school. Because pronunciation of Turkish language is very easy and most of the words are pronounced exactly as they are spelled. 

February 22, 2019

This is wonderful to have this competition in your country. Unfortunately, we don't have a similar challange in my country.

It is the first time to know about this event and I liked it a lot.

February 22, 2019
Nathan
Language Skills
English, Russian
Learning Language
Russian