Spanish / ¿cierto o falso?
Indicate whether these statements are cierto or falso based on the En detalle reading. Correct the false statements.
- Most Spanish-speaking people have three last names.
- Hispanic last names generally consist of the paternal last name followed by the maternal last name.
- It is common to see de or y used in a Hispanic last name.
- Someone from Argentina would most likely have two last names.
- Generally, married women legally retain two maiden surnames.
- In social situations, a married woman often uses her husband’s last name in place of her inherited paternal surname.
- Adopting a husband’s surname is only legally recognized in Peru and Ecuador.
- Hispanic last names are effectively a combination of the maternal surnames from the previous generation.