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Old 05-25-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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No. Mainly the west and south sides.

Working for the census there were entire areas with people who answered the door and could not speak English. Some most probably were playing possum but generally, no. They nevere learned English.

My first experience as a resident was strickingly different from a tourist. The dozens of times i visited i barely heard spanish. Went to a mcdonalds the first day i moved there and no one there spoke English.
Kinda different in my experience. Everytime I went to six flags fiesta Texas Spanish was spoken. Plus there was always the mariachi bands at six flags, singing in Spanish.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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You can get by anywhere in the U.S. without knowing spanish and get by provided you know english.

There are some very small areas in large cities that may be possible exceptions.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:24 AM
 
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Wouldn't it be nice if all Americans were required to become bilingual?
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Wouldn't it be nice if all Americans were required to become bilingual?
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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Well since there is no official in america than it dosent bother me. But even if there was an official language and even if it was English, this is American. Land of the free. No One should be forced to learn English.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Hialeah, Fl there are over 200,00 people and 95% of them speak spanish.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I just read that the place with highest percentage of Spanish speakers is Hialeah Gardens then #2 is Hialeah.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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I just read that the place with highest percentage of Spanish speakers is Hialeah Gardens then #2 is Hialeah.
I've been to Hialeah. It really feels non-american. Why'd they even create hialeah gardens? Why do they keep creating these little gardens and lake census designated-areas?
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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It is necessary in San Juan, but I'm guessing you're thinking of mainland US and not territories like Puerto Rico.

Most people don't think of the US when they think PR. It is not a state, therefore, not a full part of the US. It is its own country as seen during the Olympics. You even have your own national anthem. PR is a Spanish speaking country.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I've heard it is almost impossible to get a job in Miami unless you are bilingual. So pretty much Miami is or will be a totally bilingual city for years to come. People that are monolingual English speakers will not be able to get a job in a city in their own country.
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