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Poll: Learning Spanish
No hay pedo-- ya lo domino bastante. --- 6 (24%)
I get along OK with English and don't worry about it at this point. --- 1 (4%)
I really want to learn it but it's just too hard. --- 2 (8%)
I really want to learn it but not sure how. --- 1 (4%)
I'm picking it up here and there through daily life. --- 8 (32%)
I'm actually in some kind of disciplined study regime or class and advancing! --- 7 (28%)

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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 01:30 PM
Learning Spanish


"no hay pedo" is some uniquely Mexican slang. It means something very different to my Puerto Rican family. :o



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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 02:20 PM


Another poll choice:
* I speak (some) Spanish but would like to be more fluent.




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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 02:35 PM


It would be interesting to test those that say they know some Spanish. Many I talk to that say they know some Spanish are almost embarrassing with their mixture of Spanglish and English.

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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 02:40 PM


I’m pretty much fluent.

Como estas frijoles = how you been?

:lol:

[Edited on 12-9-2017 by woody with a view]




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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 02:46 PM


I talk to mexicans every day....they all speak english!
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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 02:46 PM


No hay de que.



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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 02:50 PM


Just put an "o" on the end of every word. Or one time "donde pescandoing". Cuando returno?.....or cundo finito.



[Edited on 12-9-2017 by rts551]
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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 03:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
I’m pretty much fluent.

Como estas frijoles = how you been?

:lol:

[Edited on 12-9-2017 by woody with a view]

Como estas frijoles tennis shoe = How you bean ked?

... actually, at every stop when asked I always answered, "Hablo poco, comprendo nada." ... always got a smile and a chuckle.

[Edited on 12-9-2017 by bajabuddha]





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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 03:50 PM


Adjectives are easy to remember, verbs not so much.
I look through a pocket dictionary at all the verbs and the various tenses when I want to go to sleep, it helps me a lot with understanding Spanish if I dream the words being spoken to me:light:
Understanding the grammar heard helps, even if you don't know all the words spoken.
Speaking is a whole other adventure, I kinda speak "Spanglish" though




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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 06:24 PM


Yo hablo mucho poquito Españo. Espero que uno dio me hablo más que un poquito hermano!



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[*] posted on 12-10-2017 at 09:43 AM


Soy es Hombe

Yo no necesitar hablar mucho

Yo necesitar cervesa, comida's, bano, Chica's y ducha

No necesitar mas.

I'm a Man
I don't need to speak much
I need beer, food, toilet, Girls and a shower
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[*] posted on 12-11-2017 at 01:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Paco Facullo  
Soy es Hombe

Yo no necesitar hablar mucho

Yo necesitar cervesa, comida's, bano, Chica's y ducha

No necesitar mas.

I'm a Man
I don't need to speak much
I need beer, food, toilet, Girls and a shower
I don't need more





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[*] posted on 12-11-2017 at 02:24 PM


Pues, para mi "no hay pedo."

But I would never say it that way in polite company. It's a crude way to say it's no problem. I might use around men I know very well when the conversation is very casual, especially when some drinking has been going on.
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[*] posted on 12-11-2017 at 03:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by gsbotanico  
But I would never say it that way in polite company.
Concuerdo.

You consider BN to be "polite company"? :O


Yes, and eggs. :spingrin:





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[*] posted on 12-11-2017 at 05:47 PM


I got a kick out of the survey question of "I get along OK with English and don't worry about it at this point." ...having no hits at all. Apparently a lot of Nomads don't actually live in Baja, they live on... De Nile.

My Spanish is 'bastante', I get by. I've spent most of my time being an interpreter for not only casual travelers, but a number of residents who either own or rent property for their inadequacies in the linguistics department... both on beach camps and semi-developed encampments. One such very good friend of mine who bought in to property used to say, "My Spanish consists of 'El good-o!". He would also say about learning how to cook, "The day I learn to cook something is the day my wife will stop!"

Classic curmudgeon. For those 'old tymers' at the Oasis, his last name was Skamser. I miss him dearly.





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[*] posted on 12-11-2017 at 06:48 PM


Creo que hablo Espanol muy bien - - para un Gringo loco.



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[*] posted on 12-12-2017 at 01:21 AM


My boat captain speaks Spanish and English. He takes care of me.
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[*] posted on 12-12-2017 at 08:21 AM


http://qroo.us/2017/12/12/2017-lets-wrap-this-up/

I listened to the first lesson that this guy gave just for the heck of it. He is excellent and although I haven't listened to other lessons, I bet they are just as good.

I speak so well now and more importantly, I can understand so much, but to be honest: the local dialect is really difficult for me, even today 12 years after we got here!





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[*] posted on 12-12-2017 at 09:28 AM
Hablando Español o como Mexicano?


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[*] posted on 12-12-2017 at 02:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Espero que uno dio me hablo más que un poquito hermano!
Y ¿qué pasó con tu diccionario de almohada? :light: :cool:


I was only joking. My Spanish is pretty good. It's a lot of fun to practice. I get practice at home, work, with friends, at some.of the restaurants, you name it.




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