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  1. I think it sounds great so far! Have you ever thought about traveling to a Spanish speaking country?
  2. I feel like watching movies and listening to music in the language you want to learn help most people who don't have the time and/or money to travel to the country itself. Trying to understand people on screen/on the radio might seem hard at first but with time you will understand more and more. It also gives you the regularity you need to get used to the language and it helps you emerge. I get a lot of music and movies with help from this great page and I am glad that in todays world we have the option to do so. I imagine it being a lot harder if you don't have access to movies, music and boo
  3. Hi Emily, I believe going to another country is the very best way to learn a language. When I was living abroad for 1.5 years I actually started dreaming in the other language. I believe there is no way to learn a language as well as being in the actual country. I recently came back from this amazing place in Austria, and while I only stayed for 2 weeks, I feel like it helped me a lot more than studying at home. I would say go for it. Spain is a very pretty place to be either way
  4. For me, the hardest part is trying to concentrate on the language I am speaking when there are several other languages going on the room. My family recently opened a business in Cyprus and somehow it seems to me here are always at least 5 different languages going on in the room I am in It is fun, but at the same time I find it very confusing. I do love living over here for now though, it's a very beautiful place and I am pretty proud of my parents for taking this huge step and opening their very own business. Is anyone else here from Cyprus? We would love to get to know some people and maybe
  5. I wouldn't use google translate. At the end of the day it's just a machine trying to pronounce stuff word by word and that almost always goes wrong. Sure, it might have a good run here and there, but mostly what you are trying to say is not what you are going to get. If you absolutely HAVE to use it for something I would make sure to play around with a bunch of synonyms so you can see if what it shows you "feels right". A great page to find some synonyms would be this one. I hope that helps.
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