Have you ever tried to compare your country to another? I haven’t, but my Spanish teacher, Mr.Nieto, brought it to my attention. I’m comparing my home country, United States, to my teacher’s, Colombia. As I researched about the two countries, I realized there were similarities and differences. I would like to inform on you on both of the countries. I would also like to inform you on the similarities and differences. So, if you may, read on.
First, I’m going to tell you about the United States. The United States capital is Washington D.C. The national languages are English and Spanish. The religion of the United States is Christianity. Sports that are played in the USA are as follows: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Marching Bands, Cheerleading, Dancing, Soccer, Track, etc. There are many different types of people. There are Immigrants, Expatriates, and Ambassadors. There are juicy fruit as well. Fruits such as Strawberries, Huckleberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Currants, Gooseberries, Plums, Raspberries,Sumac Berries, Juniper Berries, Hackberries, Elderberries, Hawthorne, Pitaya, Apples, Oranges, Pineapples, Avocados, and so much more. Last, but not least the animals. There are animals like Rabbits, Raccoon, Virginia Opossum, Squirrel, Wood Rat, Chipmunk, Ground Hog, Peacary, Prairie Dog, Skunk, Badger, Beaver, Porcupine, etc. That’s enough about the USA. Let’s talk about Colombia, which brings me to the next paragraph.
Like I said in the previous paragraph, I’m now going to tell you about Colombia. As anyone knows, the capital of Colombia is Bogota’. Colombia’s national language is Spanish and has been for many years. The religion of Colombia is Roman. Sports that are played in Colombia are Soccer, Bullfighting, Auto Racing, Swimming, Dancing, etc. As in the United States, there are many different types of people, but mainly, Campesinos. Don’t get me started on the juicy fruits…..too late. I’m about to tell you about them. There are Lemons, Strawberries, Apples, Avocados, Green Mangoes, Pineapples, Papayas, and so many more. Anyways, last, but not least, the animals. Animals such as Peccaries, Brazilian Tapirs, White-Tailed Deer, Sloths, Nine-Banded, Armadillos, Shrews, Squirrel, Pocket Gophers, Pocket Mice, Tree Porcupines, and so many more types of animals as well.
Now that you got the basics of both countries, here are the similarities and differences of the two countries being compared and contrasted. First, the similarities. Some things that the two countries might have in common are the language because one of the USA’s languages is Spanish and Colombia’s national language is Spanish point blank. I would say that the sports are somewhat the same because they only have some sports in common. The last thing they have in common are the fruits. As far as I know, these are the only things they have in common. Now, let me inform you on the differences which bring me to the next paragraph.
I would say that there are more differences than there are similarities because they are two different countries in two different continents. If you don’t believe me, here are some actual differences between the two countries. First, the capitals. As I stated all ready, the USA’s capital is Washington D.C. and Colombia’s capital is Bogota’. The religion of the USA is Christianity and Colombia’s religion is Roman. Some of the sports and fruits are different. Their people are different. Lastly, all of the animals are different as far as I know.
In conclusion, Colombia and the USA have their similarities. They also have their differences. The good thing is that even though the two countries are not completely the same, we know that we can always compare and contrast ourselves with another country. Hope you learned a lot about these two countries!