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About cbintz

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    English, Spanish
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    English, Spanish (semi-fluent)

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  1. Tomaré una papa frita...y comer! I like to dance in my underpants! :amazed:
  2. Wow, that's neat that you were surrounded by so many languages, what country was that in? I've heard that if you speak two or more languages fluently you sometimes think in two languages too, did that ever happen to you? I wish I would have had the exposure to all those languages like you did. Which one is your favorite to use?
  3. I was raised in a small, private school and we started learning Spanish in 7th grade, it was just part of the curriculum and we had to learn it weather we wanted to or not (I did). It was nice preparation for high school, were two years of a foreign language were required for graduation. However, I know that in some schools these days they start teaching kids foreign languages when they are younger because they can absorb so much more. Or, maybe you grew up in a bilingual home and heard two languages from little on. Some of my friends whom went to different elementary schools than I did ha
  4. I moved to Wisconsin from California in third grade and was so confused when I heard people talking about the "bubbler." It took me a while to figure out that they meant the drinking fountain! When I called it a drinking fountain, everyone looked at me funny, the same way I looked at them when they called it a bubbler. I'm guessing that is a regional difference just like some people call fizzy soft drinks "soda" and some call it "pop." There are also grocery stores in Wisconsin called "Piggly Wiggly." As we were driving here from California, my family saw one of their semi-trucks on the freewa
  5. This is interesting, I've always spelled cancelled with two "L's". However, I do not think the one "L" version is incorrect either. You're right, it's probably a regional preference. It's interesting how those things develop and are passed through generations. The English language is confusing, isn't it?!
  6. Hello! I would suggest Mind Snacks - German. The app is $4.99, however it is one of the best ways to learn a new language via a device. You feel like you are playing a video game the whole time, yet you are learning German! Some free ones to check out are Babbel, Busuu, Globibo (vocabulary) and Living Languages - German. Hope this helps and happy studying!
  7. I am dancer, so I will share some inspirational quotes that speak to me as an artist. "It is with your feet that you move, but with your heart that you dance" "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" - Eleanor Roosevelt "Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance" - Dave Barry "Dance like nobody is watching. Love like you've never been hurt. Sing like there is nobody listening. And live like it's heaven on earth." - William Purkey "I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." - Mikhail Baryshnikov
  8. I have taken four years of Spanish and although it was hard to pick up at first, eventually it grew on me. I think it is important because many people speak Spanish in my workplace and I like that I am able to communicate with them a bit. They speak very little to no English and many of my co-workers do not know the language, so they can't communicate with them like I can. I'm planning to vacation to Mexico in 2015 and it will be nice to be able to read, write and speak the language of the place I am vacationing, although I know that many people there speak English, especially in the big tou
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