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Everything posted by eruvande

  1. Does anyone know where you can find grammar worksheets online or practice exercises? I can speak Spanish ok, but I would be a lot better if I could brush up on the grammar that I learned in school. I'm looking mostly for practice with the verb tenses...
  2. And the abomination did say something... "That is the most hideous dress I've ever seen... Give me one good reason I shouldn't eat you for your crimes against fashion!"
  3. What are the most common stereotypes about native English speakers... Personally, I think it's that English speakers only speak English. Or maybe that's just Americans.
  4. Gracias... Entonces soy una chica pequeña y joven (short and young), pero dijo que soy pequeña porque es extraño que puedo comer tan mucho. (so much?) Solo comí corazón de pollo una vez porque la verdad es que soy vegetariana.
  5. Can someone explain the basic present and past tense for verbs? Also are there any common irregular verbs to watch out for?
  6. Does anyone know if there are any resources online to practice grammar. I need to practice conjugation for all the verbs. I know present and simple past well, but not so much of future and conditionals... Preferably it would be someplace that also has a good explanation of when you use the various forms as well. Obrigada!
  7. Hey Thanks for posting that...it's really a good idea if it's credible and actually works as a credential.
  8. (Si hablas español, puedes ayudarme con mis errores -- hay muchos. creo) Una de mis cosas favoritas es comida. Soy una chica pequeña pero creo que puedo comer más de cualquier otra persona. Hay dos cosas puedo comer siempre -- fruta y helado. Una vez comí un corazon de pollo. Y tú?
  9. Maybe this is an inappropriate subject, but I find this kind of stuff really useful to know especially while travelling in a country. So I guess my question is if any native Spanish speakers have really specific slang or swear words or whatever to their country? Something along the lines of like when my Mexican friend told me to hand him something and said something like "dame la pinche..." or Argentinians are always saying "che baludo"
  10. Obrigada. Eu vou assistir eles. Já eu assisti "O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias" ; eu adorei. Tambem obrigada por a ajuda com meu escrito. A coisa é que eu tambem estou aprendendo español -- as veces todo é confundido
  11. I started learning English when I started kindergarten in Sweden. We then moved to the states about a year later. My language skills here, obviously, increased dramatically and I can't recall any instance of feeling like I didn't understand (even though I'm told we didn't really speak at all). Ironically now I can't speak Swedish very well anymore.
  12. I thought we could do a thread where everyone adds one sentence to the story and we'll see how it goes...so add whatever you want! Here's the first sentence, which I will start in the traditional manner of fairytales: Once upon a time there was a princess named Alberta Lee. (ok, so next people can add where she lived, about her family, what she looks like, etc. whatever you want!)
  13. Hey, I'm wondering if anyone has any good resources for learning Swedish? Having never taken it in a classroom context, I'm don't know how to do certain grammar things related to words and as far as writing or anything like that, I'm just awful. So are there any textbooks or books in general to help with such items? Thanks
  14. Bueno, me gusta mucho futbol...tú eres brasileiro? porque escribiste futbol "futebol" Como se llama el documentario?
  15. We actually don't speak Swedish at home anymore:( When we started school in the U.S we didn't really know any English so we started speaking that... Then for some reason my mom didn't realize that suddenly we weren't speaking Swedish anymore. So now I'm really really bad at it, but I understand it.
  16. I'm really comfortable with Spanish and I can understand and speak well enough, but I really want to know some very specific language... Does anyone know good places to talk about things like shots, scene, frame, depth of field, etc.?
  17. For me I think it's when I can understand when I'm not really listening. I start hearing people conversations randomly in the street... in Los Angeles there's tons of Spanish speaking people and since I'm white it's assumed I don't know any, but I know exactly what they're saying!
  18. Haha, no surprises there... it's definitely an interesting article. I've always thought that English is kind of an easier language to learn, at least when it comes to things like grammar. It's the stupid idioms people use that make it weird.
  19. I don't think learning a second language is necessary by the pure definition, but I think it's dumb not to. If you travel anywhere you should definitely at least learn something in the language. I've been to places where I didn't know much beyond 'hello' and 'thank-you' and I can honestly say I have a much more interesting time when I can interact with locals in their own language. Even if you don't go anywhere learning a different language opens you to all new ways of thinking,,,and it makes you smarter. Who doesn't want that?
  20. I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else... I was born in Sweden and lived there till I was 7 and I obviously was fluent, I knew how to read, etc. but then we moved to the U.S. and my parents stopped speaking Swedish because we didn't know any English. Fast forward to the future and I'm totally fluent in English and Swedish remains this thing that I can understand randomly (but not in a fluency level), but really can't put together more than a few sentences.
  21. I'm super new to learning French, but with other languages I've learned reading has always been the best way to improve vocabulary. Are there any really easy stories to read, even Le Petit Prince is too difficult for me at the moment...?
  22. Hola! I've visited so many different countries that speak Spanish and I was wondering if there's a country native Spanish speakers find really difficult to understand... When I was in Chile, I could swear some of the time they were speaking a different language it was so fast!
  23. Familía Peluche is totally ridiculous and you can watch the whole thing on youtube. As far as films are concerned anything by Pedro Almodovar is amazing! also try Pan's Labyrinth, Y tú mama tambien, diaros de moto... I just watch Mar Adentro and that was really good as well.
  24. I started learning Spanish in school when I was 13 I think and about all they taught in the course was how to say "hello." After a year in high school, it was hardly any better. This happens mostly because in the U.S. they are really lazy about the teaching and speak to you in English -- also there's plenty of people in the classes who don't care to learn. Most of what I learned was from trying to read and watch things... but there's a limit and I didn't really feel comfortable till I spent a year travelling around South America. Of course, as I spent 4 months of that time in Brazil I mix the Portuguese in there quite a bit!
  25. I feel you... I just got back from a year in South America and things really fall apart when you don't practice. Have you tried listening to any podcasts? That's something you can do in the car or while you're cooking dinner or even when you're falling asleep. Just think of a subject that you really like and search for it in Spanish on the itunes store.
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