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Old August 26, 2012, 01:25 AM
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Question Translating 'teach myself'

How should I translate 'I have been teaching myself some Spanish'? I know 'myself' can be confusing for Spanish speakers- here it is being used to say that I am teaching Spanish to myself, rather than teaching it to other people.

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Old August 26, 2012, 03:29 AM
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How should I translate 'I have been teaching myself some Spanish'?
He estado estudiando español por mi cuenta.
He estado aprendiendo español solo.
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Old August 26, 2012, 09:39 PM
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I agree with Alec.
One more option,
He estado estudiando español de forma autodidacta.
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Although there are plenty of people who will say: me enseñé yo mismo o me estoy enseñando instead of using aprender.

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Old August 26, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Yes, on a colloquial basis, I think a lot of people will say so.
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