1873, Frederick Marryat, Mr. Midshipman Easy, page 163
"If he speaks Spanish, my daughter can converse with him ; she has but shortly arrived from Spain."
1986, Jean Liedloff, The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost, page 142
[…] so an old fellow who had been among Venezuelans in his youth and knew some Spanish came and greeted me with the customary Venezuelan pat on the shoulder and after some conversation showed me where to put my hammock.
1995, Hanna Pishwa & Karl Maroldt (editors), The Development of Morphological Systematicity, page 146
In contrast with the creole languages discussed above, the article systems of Rumanian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese are more complex, since neutralization fails to occur to a large extent.
2000, João Costa, Portuguese syntax: new comparative studies, illustrated edition, Oxford University Press US, ISBN9780195125757, page 65:
Portuguese, however, is slightly different from Catalan, Spanish, and Romanian in that there is no strict adjacency requirement between wh-words and the verbal cluster in indirect questions.