Can you simply list the differences between them?
And 2), I noticed that some people who speak Spanish are also native speakers of Catalan, Why?
And 3), What are the differences between Latin American countries speaking Spanish?
I heard some people says the Spaniards of Buenos Aires are the destroyer of Spanish language, otherwise, some people says they make Spanish more colorful, why?
I just started to learn Spanish less than one month, and for now, I am enriching my vocabulary. I have already started to notice a few differences. E.g. El billete and El boleto
But, Some of native spanish speaker who are learning Mandarin says "If you can not distinguish between them directly, this proves your don't have basic listening skills."
(What the Eff!)
Does this mean that it is difficult to pointed out and explain the differences precisely? So he doesn't want to pointed them out?
Based on experience of speak my mother tongue - Mandarin of Chinese. I don't want to be some Chinese learners who speak Mandarin sometime speak standard Mandarin better than me, and sometime speak with strong accents of some specific regions.
And, I heard one of Laowai says "I started learning Mandarin in Taiwan, Sorry for my sissy accent." After all, I don't wanna explain that.
So, I want to learn Spanish based on a particular form, a particular accent, throughout my learning time. But, first of all, I need try to fully understand the differences between them. Then, I can decide.
Thank you so much.
Other than vocabulary differences between countries (even among Latin American countries), the main difference is that Spain uses the vosotros form (informal plural) and Latin America does not (they use ustedes -- third person plural).
I learned with materials from Spain first, and I'm glad I did because I'm aware of the form and know how to use it when I need to.
All this being said, think about where you will travel to most or with whom you'll be using the language and learn that form/accent. In the end, you'll likely use a variety of materials anyways.
I feel that the Colombian accent is one of the most neutral and easy to understand, and I've heard other learners say the same.
Personally, I find the Argentinian accents and Cuban accents to be a bit stronger than all other accents, but if you choose to learn one of these, you will still of course be understood.