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  • Jul 15, 2011
  • 10:18 PM

US to hold inaugural Spanish spelling bee

Valeria Perasso / BBC News
It may be easy to spell Spanish words such as "litro" (litre) or "amor" (love). But "otorrinolaringologo" (ear, nose and throat doctor) and "sanctasanctorum" (reserved and sacred place) are a different challenge. All these are included in the list of words that will be used to test the spelling abilities of Spanish-speaking students in the US, in the first ever National Spanish Spelling Bee...

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