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Royal Spanish Academy launches on Twitter

Royal Spanish Academy launches on Twitter

The Royal Spanish Academy (in Spanish: Real Academia Española, RAE), the official royal institution responsible for regulating the Spanish language, has launched a Twitter feed.

In just over one month the account has garnered over 6,000 followers without any marketing on the part of the RAE.

The Twitter feed is in its beta phase and the Academy will work to improve the account, according to RAE’s Head of Communications, Miguel Somovilla in a message to Dos Lives.

One of the features of the new “tuits” includes a daily “Palabra del día” which links to the Academy’s online dictionary. Several recent words of the day have been English words. Although the Royal Spanish Academy is the authority on Spanish, their dictionary includes English words that have been adopted into the language. The newspaper El Mundo took a look at the adoption process earlier this year.

The Academy is based in Madrid, Spain, but is affiliated with national language academies in twenty-one other Spanish-speaking nations through the Association of Spanish Language Academies, according to Wikipedia.

You can follow the Academy at Twitter.com/RAEInforma and Twitter.com/ASALEinforma.

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