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Old March 21, 2017, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by pjt33 View Post
My point is that you shouldn't expect perfection: after all, very few people speak their native language(s) perfectly (and you know you've made a lot of progress when you start picking up native speakers on their errors).
Ages ago when speaking German, a German asked me "you're not German are you?". He could not identify where I was from, but he knew I was not native German because I made no grammatical mistakes, and was using the subjunctive mood correctly. That was the result of learning by reading, not communicating verbally with native speakers. The OP is in the best position imaginable to practice his Spanish, if he can't benefit from that, then it's a shame. An opportunity like that probably will not come his way again.
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