Have you been to a Spanish speaking country?
October 27, 2008 11:59am CST
I am learning Spanish at an evening class that runs every week. I think that Spanish will be really useful for traveling to South America, Central America and Spain. I have traveled to the Canary Islands that belong to Spain, Mexico and Guatemala. Have you ever been to a Spanish speaking country? If so what did think of it there?
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28 Oct 08
Spanish is very close to Portuguese and, I think, one of the first second languages we learn back home :) I have been in quite a few places where English was the first language. Actually when I was in Portugal as a teenager, when we were bored and had no idea of what to do we used to hop in the car and go to Spain for a coffee :) Also when I lived in Brazil I had the opportunity to visit a few Spanish speaking countries. I like Spain, because it is almost like home. I like particularly the South because of the beaches LOL
28 Oct 08
I worked in Cuba for two years... but i mostly worked with Americans and Filipinos... and never got to go to the real Cuba... but i got the chance to interact with the Cuban migrants... but i did not speak spanish and they did not speak English very well... but we were still able to communicate... through hand gestures... and a lot of smiles...
27 Oct 08
I have never been to a spanish speaking country, but Im thinking the same as you...i think spanish can be very useful. I actually learned it for a while, though the only thing that I can remember now is how to ask for cold bear and paella LOL and that a garde looks lovely...and the last one isnt very helpful :)))
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27 Oct 08
I've been to Mexico briefly for a vacation. We spent a day in Cozumel on a cruise. I was very thankful that my husband speaks some Spanish because I sure don't! We would have probably gotten by ok anyway, but it was a bit handy when we were ordering at a restaurant and when shopping.