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Old June 21, 2011, 10:08 PM
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Spanish speaking Grandma meets her non Spanish speaking grandson

Hi guys, my name is David, but lots of my friends call me John and that i really don't know why. I need some help with my grandma. She's a Spanish descent and can only speak Spanish, though she understands our native language which is Filipino she really prefers to speak Spanish. Problem is i'm the non-Spanish speaker grandson.

I need some help on where I can get some great resources on how to learn just some basic Spanish so that one way or another I can at least interact with my grandma without the translations of my cousins.

I don't know if i can discuss it here, I hope im in the right category. Im new here please bear with me.
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Old June 21, 2011, 11:26 PM
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There are lots of resources. Learning to communicate well in Spanish will take many months, if not years, so give yourself plenty of time.

Start by learning vocabulary.
cousin = (el) primo | (la) prima
cousins = (los) primos | (las) primas
my cousin = mi primo | mi prima
my cousins = mis primos | mis primas (if all are female)
grandfather = (el) abuelo
grandmother = (la) abuela

Learn how to ask what something means.
¿Qué significa __________?
¿Qué quiere decir _________?

Learn how to ask what something is.
¿Qué es eso | esto?

Learn basic greetings and phrases.
Kumusta po kayo? = ¿Cómo está (usted)?
Kumusta ka? = ¿Cómo estás?
Mabuti naman. = Estoy bien.

¿Cuántos años tienes? = How old are you?
Tengo quince años. = I'm fifteen.

¿Qué te gusta hacer? = What do you like to do?
Me gusta jugar fútbol, videojuegos, .... = I like to play soccer, video games, ....
Me gusta ver películas. = I like to watch movies.

Think of other phrases she might ask you in Spanish and learn how to answer those questions.
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If you can spend a few $$, this book is under $10USD and has basic conversational points: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0071741100/?tag=219-20
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Old June 22, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Thanks

Rusty thanks for the tips, really appreciate it. I am learning a bit of Spanish right now. I guess I have to do my homework and learn a bit more, a lot more. Thanks again.
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