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Luna

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  1. A small correction: A mi también me gusta Juanes! Mi canción favorita es "A Dios Le Pido". Me gusta la canción "Yo sigo aquí" de Carla Morrison. I didn't really know how to explain the difference between "yo también" and "a mi también" but I found a clear explanation online. "The rule is simple: you repeat what the other person said, with the same structure, but referring to yourself. First sentence in the first person for "yo": [Yo] Quiero ir --- Yo también (quiero ir) [Yo] He visto la película --- Yo también (he visto la película) First sentence in the third person for "me": (A m
  2. I hope you don't mind some corrections. Qué música en español te gusta? (the s at the end of "gusta" is not needed, the word "música" is singular so if you are referring to it you will use the singular "gusta". If it were referring to something plural you would use "gustan". For example: "Qué canciones te gustan?") Me gusta Juanes, una banda de rock alternativo. Hace muchas canciones buenas. A tí, ?qué música te gusta? (Bienes means "goods" as in "Have you delivered the goods?". Buena means good as in "That song is good". Because canciones is plural you use "buenas". You are not supposed to
  3. - bellaco/ bellaca (also bellako, beyako, beyaco)- means horny - bellaquear / bellaquiar - depending on the context it means either to have sex or to bump and grind very sexually while out dancing - perreo - a type of dance that goes with reggaeton music, that is practically doggy style with clothes on - yal - it's a newer term, it's not new but it became common in the last couple of years. It's a "cafre" women. She wears a "dubi", big purse, high heels, shorts or short skirt, has long tacky nails, too much makeup, sometimes permanent makeup or eyebrows. She's like the female companion to the
  4. Oh I didn't realize this forum censored swear words. Anyway the censored word is supposed to be $h!t. A couple of other ones are: - puta - wh0r3, slut, b!tch - pendejo - id!0t , dumbass, also used to refer to someone very naive - caco - pretty much the same as a wanksta in America or chav in England. They only listen to reggaeton, always wear expensive sneakers (Puma and Nike Jordan are fav brands), tend to have tricked out Honda, wear gold chains... - puñeta - in Puerto Rico is used similar to coño and carajo, as a curse word like the English $h!t or damn. I've heard it means masturbati
  5. Are you looking for general slang or swear words? Here are some of the swear words most used in Puerto Rico. - carajo - It's used sometimes like shit in English. Ex. "!Carajo! Me corté el deo." (Shit! I cut my finger). It's also used like hell when sending someone to it. Ex. "Vete pa'l carajo." (Go to hell.) it's very versatile. - cabrón - Also very versatile. It mostly means "asshole". Depending on the tone it could be an insult or just a way that "cafres" call each other. Ex. "Te voy a matar cabrón" (I'm going to kill you, asshole), "Que' la que cabrón" (Whattup [dude, homie, etc]). Don't
  6. I'm from Puerto Rico. Besides ours, Dominican and Mexican Spanish is quite easy for me to understand because I've been exposed more to the culture. Dominicans are probably the largest group of non Puerto Rican hispanics that live here, and Mexican Spanish is used a lot on tv. I think the Argentinian Spanish is one of the hardest to understand.
  7. Yep English is thought here while speaking Spanish. We take English from Kindergarten to 12th grade but a lot of people never learn to speak it in all those years, they just memorize whatever they need to past the test. Getting him to stop thinking in Spanish is probably the best way in the long run, but his English now is so basic that I'm sure he couldn't think in English even if he wanted (he's vocabulary is super limited).
  8. I don't know much as I usually don't use text speak or chat speak but I know of: q = que pq = por que d = de bn = bien ps = pues dnd = donde tqm - te quiero mucho cel = teléfono celular uni = universidad msj = mensaje pls = por favor (from the English please) Words that normally use "Qu" are changed into "K" to save a character. An example would be: kiero = quiero Sometimes bowels are omitted from words if it's still pretty clear what the word is: mñna = mañana Also a lot of the times the more standard English abbreviations like lol, rofl, brb, irl... are used when chatting in Spanish.
  9. Some corrections: Me gusta que estudiar Español [español] y otras [otros] idiomas, y me gusta que como saludable. The word que is not necessary here and the word español doesn't need to be capitalized. In Spanish the names of languages aren't capitalized, also the name of where people are from. For example Estados Unidos would be capitalized but not estadounidense, Japón would be capitalized but not japonés. The word otras should be changed to otros because otras should be used when referring to something femenine and the word idiomas is masculine. It's confusing because usually words that
  10. Thanks. I have him watching English tv and movies but he tells me he really doesn't get it. He needs more help than that. I'm going to look into the university. That's a great idea.
  11. My partner needs to learn English because we will be traveling to the United States soon. We want to get our CDL's and become truck drivers. What's the best method of teaching him? He took conversational English with me in collage but honestly the class was too advanced for him, the professor would give all instructions in English and without me translating I'm sure he would have failed. I acquired English when I was a kid. I don't have perfect pronunciation and I'm a little slow speaking it because I've never lived in an English speaking place, but English is almost as natural for me as my
  12. A mi me encantan varios platos criollos como el mofongo, tostones, arrañitas de plátano, sorullitos de maíz con queso, empanadillas de carne y pollo. También me gusta la comída típica de las navidades puertorriqueñas: el arroz con gandules, el lechon, los pasteles y los guineitos en escabeche. Los postres que más me gustan son los quesitos y los pastelillos de guayaba.
  13. The correct way to write this would be. "Me encanta la comida española" "la" is a feminine definitive article and it should be used when you are talking about an object in general but not in specific. For example Hoy comí comida española. = Today I ate Spanish food. In that example you don't need to use the article "la" because you are talking about specific food you ate.
  14. Espero que no te moleste si te corrijo. No soy maestra así que espero poder explicar mi corrección bién. Primero voy a escribir lo mismo que tu pero como yo entiendo que sería correacto y luego hago comentarios. " Yo amo la comida latina! Mis platos favoritos son tacos, empanados, chimichungas, taquitos, tamales y mucha salsa. También amo el flan, pero no lo como con frecuencia." "Yo" means I. "amo" is the verb so "yo amo" means I love. "la" is a definite article. The subject is "comida" which is a feminine word so you use the feminine article "la" before it. You need to use a definite artic
  15. Hello everyone. I'm from PR and I my native lenguage is Spanish. I'm pretty good at English but have never been outside PR. I'm hoping to fine tune my English because I will be moving to the states. I would also like to find someone to help me teach English to my partner. Also I'm here to help people out if they are learning Spanish.
  16. Hola. Yo hablo español. I'm a new member here and I'm from Puerto Rico.
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