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Learning a language/ Aprender un idioma

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Learning a language

1 being able to communicate
2. Understanding others
3. Understanding the culture

Learning a language and truly becoming bilingual takes commitment and discipline.
It was not until I took the time every day of both listening to CDs and doing daily lessons on my computer that I made good progress in my Spanish. Still, the biggest part of becoming bilingual is speaking, writing, and truly communicating in Spanish. I eat out in Mexican restaurants and only speak Spanish. I call and email my Spanish friends first in Spanish. They always use English to correctly errors. Most People are very tolerant of my attempts at learning a new language. One day, when I am in Spain, my efforts will be rewarded.

Aprender un idioma

1 ser capaz de comunicarse
2. entender otros
3. entender la cultura

Aprender un idioma y convertirse en verdaderamente bilingüe requiere compromiso y disciplina.
No fue sino hasta me tomé el tiempo todos los días de escuchar CDs y haciendo las lecciones diarias en mi computadora que hice buen progreso en mi español. Todavía, la mayor parte de ser bilingüe es hablar, escribir y realmente comunicarse en español. Que comer en restaurantes mexicanos y sólo hablan a español. Llamar y un correo electrónico a mis amigos españoles primero en español. Siempre usan a inglés correctamente errores. Mucha gente es muy tolerante con mis intentos de aprender un idioma nuevo. Un día, cuando estoy en España, mis esfuerzos serán recompensados.
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    You go go go girl........ emoticon

    Sigue adelante y no tengas pena de hablarlo como pueda siempre busca oportunidades de hablarlo ...........y aprenderas mas rapido emoticon

    You doing great emoticon
    2097 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    You are so doing this the right way! Awesome and amazing
    2097 days ago
    It is so good to be able to communicate with people from other cultures!
    2097 days ago
    Well done!

    I don't know Spanish, so your efforts look superhuman to me!

    2098 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You efforts will most definitely be rewarded!!

    God bless,

    2098 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    2098 days ago
    I think you will make it emoticon
    2098 days ago
    Takes a LOT of commitment, but so worthwhile. And I think it also teaches tolerance for customs that are different from our own. You learn diversity is a GOOD thing!

    2098 days ago
  • no profile photo FALLENSHORT2013
    My folks spoke a little German while I was growing up but I've lost most of the words I knew emoticon Everyone should learn more than one language while growing up, I think. My daughter knows a little Japanese and is learning French, now. The real test of learning languages is to go to that particular country and see if you can communicate!
    2098 days ago
  • RD03875
    I've been in Saudi Arabia for almost 30 years but can only speak a few words.
    2098 days ago
    I wish I could make myself do it
    2098 days ago
    I have to say that when we went to Japan I did learn a few words to be polite. Also learned some of their customs (bowing - they all bow and keep bowing and the more you bow the lower they get! I thought this one guy was going to end up on the floor!) But it was a wonderful experience and I love meeting people from other countries. A few, although poorly pronounced words, and genuine smile will go a long way. I admire you for spending the time learning Spanish!
    2098 days ago
  • DEB62BIE62
    I was in Moldova for 5 years and learned enough Russian to carry on a simple conversation, however, since I've been back in the states for over 10 years, I've lost most of it. Glad you are keeping up with it.
    2098 days ago
    My husband has been overseas to Sweden many times over the past few years and has picked up some of the language but not enough to carry on a conversation. He taught me how to say hello (Hej, Hej rhymes with hay) so when I went with him once on a business trip I would walk into a store and say Hej, Hej and the salesperson would start speaking and I had no idea what they were saying. I would say English and most people there speak perfect English due to lots of TV shows not being dubbed. It was still a great trip but I would loved to have been able to converse in their language!

    You are totally committed to your Spanish so I think you will be right at home when you get to Spain!!

    2098 days ago
    Tres Bien. I told my son that when I leave this present job, I'd like to spend a yea a french speaking country, perfecting my french. I continue to stumble along in english for the remainder though. Always thought would like to take an english class - when do you capitalize, use lie, lay laid etc....
    2098 days ago
    emoticon You are doing great! A great way to expand your mind!
    2098 days ago
    Plus, you are keeping your brain active which is a really good thing!
    2098 days ago
    I built up my vocabulary by writing letters to friends I'd made in Peru, with my dictionary beside me. If you look up a word often enough, eventually you learn it!
    There are also local accents, when you are traveling - when you are among the people, listen carefully to how THEY speak, in order to blend in better. I fit right in with the "charapas" - fols from the "selva" (jungle).
    2099 days ago
    And you are exercising your brain!!!
    2099 days ago
    So very true and such a valuable skill to learn
    2099 days ago
    right way to learn spoke Spanish when we lived in Madrid we left 44 years back can manage a few words now
    2099 days ago
    What a perfect blog for me to read this morning. I'm learning a second language too, something unusual to most people. I'm studying SLOVAK, the language of my maternal grandparents.
    I remember hearing it as a child and when I started looking for my roots and relatives in Slovakia in 2008, I started studying on my own. There aren't many resources to learn Slovak.
    We've visited over there 4 times and even spent a month at the university in Bratislava (the capital). We were quite a curiosity, but everyone was so patient with us.
    I love how Europeans switch from one language to another.
    You're doing great and the more you practice, the better you will be.
    2099 days ago
  • JOANIE69
    emoticon Just like any good habit or something we want badly, we have to emoticon and put one foot in front of the other, so to speak. You are an inspiration always, Jackie. emoticon
    2099 days ago
    It's really great to learn a new language, isn't it.
    2099 days ago
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