In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.
- total ¿cuánto es el total? what's the total?, what does it all come to?, how much is it altogether? el total de las pérdidas/ganancias the total losses/profits el total asciende a $40.000 the total amounts to o comes to o is $40,000 afecta a un total de 600 personas it affects a total of 600 people en total altogether son 5 euros en total that's 5 euros altogether