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Old August 04, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by AngelicaDeAlquezar View Post
I think you can actually understand some words if you watch the interviews several times, until you get used to their accent.
It wasn't all athletes (in fact, most of the soccer players spoke in English, likely because of the international nature of their competition.) Most of the Spanish was spoken by members of Pedro Escobar's . . . gang? Cartel? Whatever you want to call it. And members of the government.

I'm sure there were a lot of idioms and colliquialisms used though. It's also hard to differentiate words, as when trying to listen to a native speaker, everything flows into everything else (which is part of the beauty of the language). I'll have to get some CD's or something to practice listening to spoken Spanish.
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