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8 years ago

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8 years ago


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De Guatemala Thursday, 12:29 PM

Hola, me encanta la idea de este grupo tambien.  Naci en Guatemala pero me he criado en los EEUU desde 1978.  Mi espanol no esta muy bien, pero me gusta aprender.

Presentation de me or is it mi?
7 years ago

Hola, me llamo es Monica.  No hablo mucho Espanol, solomente ua piquena.  Estudio en esta grupo. 

Hello, my name is Monica.  I don't speak much Spanish, only a very little.  I am going to study in this group.

I had some very early exposure to Spanish and associated languages/dialects from both Spain and the Americas.  Spanish was not well tollerated in my primary schooling.  I then took Spanish in Junior Hi about 35 years ago, or more, which was taught as US diplomatic Spanish with a Mexico City accent; I lost even more.  Since then, my primary exposure has been pretty much street Spanish from many countries but, mostly from Mexico.  

The end result is that I know very little Spanish with quite a mix indiginous, old and formal, newer and formal, and street in terms of word order, vocabulary, and concept.  Of course, it would help if I could remember my English grammar a little better.  (I learned most of my grammar through reading (English) at a young age but from Jack London, Kippling, Allcot, Poe, Grimms Fairy Tales etc... Shortly thereafter, I found Agatha Christy, the Holmes mysteries, and Dickens which is when I was finially paying attention to spelling class in school. My formal English grammar instruction was in four different systems from three different eras.) Spelling is not my forte in English...this should be fun as I learn how to better utilize the computer, the Care2 software, visually recognize/read Spanish, learn a little Spanish, and struggle through trying to spell what I undoubtedly mispronounce in Spanish. 

From what I can tell, when I try to read Spanish is that I'm missing vocabulary, tenses, and grammar among the verbs of action, the verbs of being, and of course the pronouns.     

7 years ago

Sounds like your doing very well to me.  Do you get to practice your knowledge of Spanish so far?  Do you talk to anyone in Spanish?   I have found that to be the quickest way to learn much, because then it becomes more than a lesson.  I have a lover who is from Mexico and speaks about as much English as I do Spanish, So everytime we talk to each other, we know more.  It is vital for us to keep learning.

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7 years ago

Este es un Topic para presentarse a los otros miembros de este grupo

"Este" es "this" en Engles.  ?Como se dice "these" in Espanol?

"otros" es "others" en Engles.  ?Esta "otro" en Espanol "other" en Engles?

"miembros" es "member" en Engles.  ?Esta "miembro" en Espanol "member" en Enlges? 

?Esta los "os" en "miembros" del vocabulario "grupo"? - Is the masculine ending of the vocabulary (or word) because the word "member" belongs to the masculine noun "grupo", or group?  If the sentence was "...member of this family." would it be "meimbra de la familia."?

I can't ask this one in Spanish yet: ?Is the root verb of "presentarse" - "presentar"?  Does the "se" ending say "of you singular"?

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Practice....
7 years ago

Do you talk to anyone in Spanish?.....

We have quite a diverse Spanish speaking, labor pool population moving into the area from every where south of the American-Mexican boarder.  From time to time, I will ask for noun type words at the laundry mat from some of the ladies.  We don't have much for California type Spanish with the mix of English, Spanish, and First Peoples.  I don't hear too much sing-song Chiwowan (Spelling and who knows if it contains a slur to boot! - the desert Mexican state on the other side of the mountains from Tijuana.)  I want to pick up enough that I can have enough of a conversation with those I run across that I can learn some more.  Also, I have been a little hesitant for a variety of other reasons and certainly before I learn a little more.  Aside from everything else, my accent and voice inflections vary from English to Spanishes from Spain to the harsher sounds of some of the First Peoples' languages.  And, I know that some of my word choices are very collorequial (spelling again)/culturally localized but not all of the same locale.