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Old August 08, 2016, 03:01 PM
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Un dicho de Madrid, "¡Nueve meses de invierno - tres meses de infierno!".
Me ayudaríais si me hicierais el favor de corregir mis errores.
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Old August 09, 2016, 03:52 PM
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Please post if you have any feedback or recommendations for my stay in Valencia!
If you have specific questions about Valencia or want to meet up for a coffee, drop me a private message. As far as recommendations, be sure to try horchata and paella while you're in Valencia. I don't know how you're planning on getting around the city, but I'd get a bonobus (available from any newsagents). For an initial investment of 2€ in a card, you basically get half-price on busses. They mainly stick to city limits, but the number 25 goes out to the villages to the south-east, and if you want a really good paella then El Palmar is the village to visit.

One thing which you probably wouldn't realise until it was too late: next Monday (15th August) is a public holiday in Spain. That means that 99% of the supermarkets will be shut. Make sure you buy enough food on Saturday to last you through to Tuesday.
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Old August 16, 2016, 05:23 AM
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Estoy en Valencia ahora. Lo disfrutarando. Pero mi español es muy pobre.

Does anyone have any tips on what I should do to learn. Thank You
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Old August 16, 2016, 08:21 AM
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I don't think anyone over six years old learns new languages quickly and easily, but learning when you're older helps you see the amazing mechanics of language. It's a communal map of the human brain. Besides living in a Spanish speaking environment, and taking courses, learning songs and lyrics (particularly boleros because they are slowly sung like ballads) will help. Luis Miguel had a very popular disc dedicated to boleros a few years ago. Download it, find the lyrics in Spanish on line and find a English translation if you need them. Listen to the songs and follow the lyrics in writing. If you like female singers, Claudia Acuña sings slowly and accurately like any great ballad singer, and you can do the same with her songs.
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I started to learn Spanish when I was 21 and it has been 23 years since then.I use Spanish every day and I am sure I will never be good enough.How I learned it? Not from my parents and not at any school.I learned a lot just from a pound shop book. Yes I remember the 5 and 10 penny stores.The little book was called Look and learn Spanish by Dell publishers in New York.It has pencil drawings for most words.About 1,000 words,some grammar and many short sentences.Also I use a Spanish Bible.I attend a Spanish church in Canada.I usually open the services with greetings,Bible reading and prayer in Spanish.I have also traveled to Spanish speaking countries.I had pen-pals and I tried to get all the exposure possible.Spanish is not easy but with a lot of dedication and many years you can learn a great deal.


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