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You need to use a third-party launcher app like Nova Launcher. In Nova Launcher, you can hide the persistent search bar by navigating to : Go to Nova Settings > Desktop > Persistent Search Bar > Select "None".
I tried using Nova Prime launcher. It totally changed my home page but did remove the bar and the google cards page too.
I heard you can go to Settings >> Apps >> select all apps tab -> find and click "Google Search" and disable it, then reboot. However this will disable all Google search functions. Otherwise you may be stuck with the alternate launcher option.
Look up Ivona Text to speech in the play store. They have at least one secondary Spanish voice.
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