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Friday November 18, 2011

Online Spanish Royal Academy Dictionary Received 50M Visitors in October

Online Spanish Royal Academy Dictionary Received 50M Visitors in October

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The ultimate Spanish-language on-line dictionary doubled its expected number of visitors last month, the majority, coming from Mexico, Argentina and Spain.

The digital version of the Spanish Royal Academy Dictionary has turned into an essential tool for Spanish speaking internauts, as demonstrated by the websites visit count last month.

More than 50M users accessed http://buscon.rae.es/ to search for definitions, synonyms and correct spellings of Spanish words.  If the numbers continue increasing as they have, the Academy thinks they could reach well over 500M consultations by the end of the year.

The most Spanish-language dictionary-curious nations last month were Mexico, with 25.26% of the queries, followed by Argentina, with 20,21%, Spain at 19.91%, Colombia with 9.55% and finally Chile, with 4.47%.

Additionally, the Academy opened a Twitter account on August, and already has more than 15,000 followers.