Spanish / ¿cierto o falso?

Indicate whether these statements are cierto or falso based on the En detalle reading. Correct the false statements.


  1. Most Spanish-speaking people have three last names.
  2. Hispanic last names generally consist of the paternal last name followed by the maternal last name.
  3. It is common to see de or y used in a Hispanic last name.
  4. Someone from Argentina would most likely have two last names.
  5. Generally, married women legally retain two maiden surnames.
  6. In social situations, a married woman often uses her husband’s last name in place of her inherited paternal surname.
  7. Adopting a husband’s surname is only legally recognized in Peru and Ecuador.
  8. Hispanic last names are effectively a combination of the maternal surnames from the previous generation.


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