Do Spanish people hate British/English people?Watch
Indeed, I have never noticed much animosity towards being English in person, but then again I haven't really spoken to Spanish much other than ordering drinks and trying to get my rental car out of the compound. However, I think the sheer amount of racism towards English people on line shows well enough that there is clearly a contempt of many Spanish people towards the English.
However, I onced asked on a British expat forum why the Spanish hate the British so much and I was met with quite a lot of abuse really, people were suggesting I was deluded for thinking they did hate the British, and all seemed to be under the impression that Spanish-British relations were 100% positive. Prehaps I've got it all wrong, prehaps relations generally are good, but based on the evidence I can see these people are delusional if they think they are liked by Spain.
Also, I think their hatred of us runs deeper than getting worked up about a few drunken Brits. I really don't think they like Britain as a nation and an institution. They are bitter about their Armada, their empire was always second to the British empire, they don't like the fact we gave their Argie mates a good hiding and now we're launching an invasion on the Spaniards and "tayka mah casa an mah job", and most likely their mujeres too.
Yes, at very best I think the Spaniards definately regard us as a bunch of *******s.
But they are pissed off about Gibraltar.
Besides, you started it.
Fact is, without the English, a lot of the Spanish economy would suffer. And deep down, every Spaniard knows that.
In fact my family friends travel to Britain often for business pleasure and have done for the past fifteen years.
I love England the English people and my Spanish friends love then too. If you meet a Spanish person and you speak with he you would know to we are really very friendly.
I love my English flatmates, friends and my boss, but i need to say to sometimes I meet Englihs people to don't want to talk us and know us for don't speak nice Englihs. ...don't worry about that, we still love and will love Englihs People.
I'm spanish and no, spaniards don't have a problem with brits. Yes, english girls do have a reputation in Spain of being quite 'slutty' and young spaniards will often take the piss, but usually in a jokey way, much like english people mock the french.
Other than that though, there's no hatred of english people at all
Seriously, what the OP is saying is Bull****.
The defeat of the Armada is glorified in Britain, obviously. For some mysterious reason though, the Brits seem to 'forget' that afterwards Elizabeth sent a fleet to Spain to finish them off and the English were completely and utterly destroyed