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Old August 11, 2010, 05:16 PM
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Talking ¡Hola, hola!: Trying to leave "Spanglish" behind

¡Hola a todos! Nunca puedo presentarme muy bien jeje. Perdóname por favor. Vivo en los Estados Unidos y he estado acusado de hablar Spanglish. I'm really trying to changed this because it gets very annoying, not only to the listener but to me as well. No es porque no sé las palabras que quiero decir, pero porque, de vez en cuando, me siento muy lazy. Bueno... sometimes it's because I don't know certain words.

He estudiado español desde hace 5~6 años, más o menos, a intervalos, pero cada día aprendo algo más. I am far from fluent -- just scraping intermediate it feels.
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Old August 11, 2010, 05:53 PM
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There is nothing wrong with mixing languages. On the other hand, if you want to improve/perfect your Spanish abilities, that's a worthy goal as well. Welcome!
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I am also new here and already felt welcomed.
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¡Bienvenida, Nebs!
Me parece estupendo que quieras mejorar tu español.

¿Hace mucho que practicas el cello?
¿Qué tipo de fútbol es el que practicas? ¿Americano? ¿O lo que se conoce como "soccer"?

Pregunta las cosas en las que tengas dudas. Un saludo.
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Muchas gracias for the welcomes. C:

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¡Bienvenida, Nebs!
Me parece estupendo que quieras mejorar tu español.

¿Hace mucho que practicas el cello?
¿Qué tipo de fútbol es el que practicas? ¿Americano? ¿O lo que se conoce como "soccer"?

Pregunta las cosas en las que tengas dudas. Un saludo.
¡Gracias, JPablo!
He practicado el cello desde yo era joven.
Practico el fútbol que se conoce como "soccer" a los americanos. Jeje no creo que hay muchas chicas que practican fútbol americano, por lo menos no en serio. C:

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Old August 12, 2010, 01:22 AM
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He practicado el cello desde que[yo] era joven.
Practico el fútbol que se conoce como "soccer" a los americanos. [Practico el fútbol que los americanos conocen como "soccer"] Jeje no creo que hay[haya] muchas chicas que practican [practiquen] fútbol americano, por lo menos no en serio. C:
Muy bien. Fantástico. He marcado correcciones en rojo y sugerencias en azul.

"Yo" como pronombre, no es necesario usarlo. (Only for emphasis... otherwise is not needed.) (If you meant "since I was young", as a kid, you should say, "desde que era niña" or "desde que era pequeña", ie., if you started when you were 6, 8 old. If you say "joven" gives the idea you started cello when you were about 17 or 18 or even up to 29, if you are older...)

The other suggestions "haya" "practiquen" are the subjunctive forms, which are more used when you say express your belief.
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Muy bien. Fantástico. He marcado correcciones en rojo y sugerencias en azul.

"Yo" como pronombre, no es necesario usarlo. (Only for emphasis... otherwise is not needed.) (If you meant "since I was young", as a kid, you should say, "desde que era niña" or "desde que era pequeña", ie., if you started when you were 6, 8 old. If you say "joven" gives the idea you started cello when you were about 17 or 18 or even up to 29, if you are older...)

The other suggestions "haya" "practiquen" are the subjunctive forms, which are more used when you say express your belief.
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Gracias por las correcciones. I'm a bit embarrassed now, pero es por eso que estamos aquí ¿sí? Para mejorar.

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Hola y bienvenida al foro.

Si quieres afianzar más tu conocimiento del castellano, léelo y escríbelo. Verás que errores tienes que corregir y al poco tiempo de hacer esto, te vas a sentir más segura.
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