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Old 01-29-2024, 12:54 PM
 
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The Bible is immense with content and to give a full sermon every week for 4 years seems a stretch. The leaders are actually doing a disservice to the congregation.
Over and out on another language I have no aptitude for it.
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Old 02-09-2024, 07:22 PM
 
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I am fluent in Spanish and now I'm trying to improve my French- I took 2 years in hs and have used it on and off during travel. But I will be in France for 10 days next month and I would really like to be as proficient as possible. I'm taking brush up lessons with a tutor in France via zoom and that is helpful.

Also, going to Sri Lanka and trying to learn some Sinhala. That is very difficult as I have not context and it's not a European language - I do have a tutor online though - second lesson tomorrow.
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Old 02-11-2024, 11:37 PM
 
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If you watch Sesame Street, you will pick up a lot of Spanish vocabulary. Have you ever heard Michael Bloomberg speak Spanish? He has an awful accent, but knows a lot of vocabulary so that he could deliver his speech to New Yorkers twice when he was mayor.
Depending on the Spanish speaking country of origin, there are differences in some vocabulary. Pick a dialect and try to stick with that. I found out recently that the word, "homework" is completely different in Mexico vs. Peru vs. Cuba. Vocabulary is merely a matter of time and memorization. Syntax is trickier.
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Old 02-14-2024, 09:19 PM
 
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Probably the best way is immersion. Just move to the country you want to learn the language in for a while. Sheer necessity will get you up to speed a lot quicker than a class or a book. Be aware that just like English, there is no one Spanish language. What they speak in Cuba is not what the speak in Mexico City. Or Columbia, El Salvador, Costa Rico etc.
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Old 02-17-2024, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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The Bible is immense with content and to give a full sermon every week for 4 years seems a stretch. The leaders are actually doing a disservice to the congregation.
Over and out on another language I have no aptitude for it.
Then get up and walk out. Really. If you consider it a disservice, this should let them know. You might also try a church that is a better fit.
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Old 02-23-2024, 03:27 PM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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Probably the best way is immersion. Just move to the country you want to learn the language in for a while. Sheer necessity will get you up to speed a lot quicker than a class or a book. Be aware that just like English, there is no one Spanish language. What they speak in Cuba is not what the speak in Mexico City. Or Columbia, El Salvador, Costa Rico etc.
But the basic of Spanish can suffice.

I've been exposed to Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican and just recently Honduran.

I found Cuban to be the closest to the Spanish you learn in school.
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Old 02-23-2024, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Milky Way Galaxy
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I have been learning Chinese for 126 days straight on Duolingo. Learning more and more every day. don't see myself stopping too so I'm going to be a Chinese expert within 2024
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Old 02-23-2024, 05:41 PM
 
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I have been learning Chinese for 126 days straight on Duolingo. Learning more and more every day. don't see myself stopping too so I'm going to be a Chinese expert within 2024
Dr Izzy Sealey has goood tips on her YT channel.
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Old 02-23-2024, 06:06 PM
 
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Dr Izzy Sealey has goood tips on her YT channel.
ok thanks
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Old 02-25-2024, 11:51 AM
 
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A local pastor gives sermons in Spanish. How does one go about learning the 1000's and 1000's of words to be able to do that. There's spelling, meaning, definitions, how to pronounce, etc. Not to mention the memory needed to recall all the words and their meaning when compared to the English word for the same.

Thanks.


Are you asking how can you learn to understand the pastor or are you inquiring how he is able to give a sermon in Spanish?

For the latter, not too difficult. Assuming he is not fluent in written Spanish, he can write the sermon in English and then run it through an online translator. To ensure accuracy, run the Spanish version through a different online translator (back translate to original language) to ensure you are saying what you want to say.

Spanish is a relatively easy language to read, even if you don't understand all the words.


He could be fluent in Spanish due to many reasons. He grew up in a Spanish speaking environment. He may have served in the Peace Corps in a Spanish speaking country. He studied Spanish in university. He served as a foreign service officer. He listens to Babbel every day.
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