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Old November 06, 2009, 06:15 AM
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El problema no está en que no quiero pasar el tiempo escribiendo ... el problema está en que a veces no tengo el tiempo. Muchas veces escribo en Tomísimo cuando tengo dos o tres minutos entre clases en la escuela ... o mientras estoy haciendo trabajo en la casa, y así....... si quiero preguntar/hacer una pregunta rapida, escribo en inglés. Sí, mi español está mucho mejor de lo que era hace siete meces ... pero yo sé que tengo mucho más que/por aprender!
And?

You're doing fine.
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Old November 06, 2009, 06:19 AM
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And?

You're doing fine.
(Gracias...)

"And?" It took me about 20 minutes this morning to type that little bit, and as a result I was running 10 minutes late. I shouldn't even be typing this right now, as I have a stack of papers to grade, etc. So I can NOT take 20 minutes to respond. A response of this length in English takes about 45 seconds. A response of this length in Spanish would take 20 minutes. It is simply NOT feasible for me to communicate in Spanish as frequently as I would like to do so and still continue to function as a mathematics teacher.......
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Old November 06, 2009, 06:21 AM
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(Gracias...)

"And?" It took me about 20 minutes this morning to type that little bit, and as a result I was running 10 minutes late. I shouldn't even be typing this right now, as I have a stack of papers to grade, etc. So I can NOT take 20 minutes to respond. A response of this length in English takes about 45 seconds. A response of this length in Spanish would take 20 minutes. It is simply NOT feasible for me to communicate in Spanish as frequently as I would like to do so and still continue to function as a mathematics teacher.......
Ah! excuses!

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Old November 06, 2009, 06:58 AM
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¡Felicidades, Lou Ann!

Ese tipo de cosas son grandes logros.


Small note: In Spanish, "guardián" has its feminin, "guardiana".
If your thread title meant you had a conversation with a woman, it should have been "conversación con una guardiana".
But, a "guardian", in the sense of someone who is legally responsible for the care of a child, is in Spanish a "tutor" (pronounced "tootóhr").
So your sentence would sound clearer as "conversación con una tutora".
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¡Felicidades, Lou Ann!

Ese tipo de cosas son grandes logros.


Small note: In Spanish, "guardián" has its feminin, "guardiana".
If your thread title meant you had a conversation with a woman, it should have been "conversación con una guardiana".
But, a "guardian", in the sense of someone who is legally responsible for the care of a child, is in Spanish a "tutor" (pronounced "tootóhr").
So your sentence would sound clearer as "conversación con una tutora".
Oooh - thanks for that. What does "guardian/a" mean in Spanish, then?
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Old November 06, 2009, 08:31 AM
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Leapelda, it gives me glad for you.


It shows that you already in the Spanish although you need sometimes a littles new words, also it shows me that you are able to speak with a native Spanish, really I've see you that you have worked a bunch of hours in this place to trying get better your knowledge and well you could to see the results yesterday.

Please you don't leave the Spanish, the language gives taste to your life.
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And there probably aren't many native speakers near where you live, are there? I don't know what to tell you about the pronunciation ... because actually, I only get coached on my pronunciation when I speak with friends/students/etc. who are native speakers and they tell me that I'm stressing the wrong syllables. (sigh....)

If you're really enjoying learning Spanish, you should look for a summer-study-abroad opportunity to live for several weeks in a Latin American country or in Spain, etc. They say that LIVING in the culture, even for a few weeks, would improve my usage a LOT!

Also, I don't know if you saw a post a couple of months ago about using a certain website to practice listening skills. Take a look at this: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html - it has helped me more than anything else with my listening skills!
thanks! and yes not many native Spanish speakers here

I still have trouble with English....r and w; l and n :P
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thanks! and yes not many native Spanish speakers here

I still have trouble with English....r and w; l and n :P
Jessica - you already speak more than one language, which is MUCH more than MOST Americans can claim........ I think you're doing GREAT!!
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@Lou Ann: Except for the legal caretaker of a child, "guardián" means the same as guardian in English --someone that guards, watches over, or protects.
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@Lou Ann: Except for the legal caretaker of a child, "guardián" means the same as guardian in English --someone that guards, watches over, or protects.
I find that to be really interesting. Quite humanizing, in fact - that the word is different for custodians of children. I like it!
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