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Old 02-27-2024, 07:09 PM
Location: Argentina
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Originally Posted by TMSRetired View Post
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.
If you just want to learn Spanish in general, which works for all Spanish-speaking places, I would advise you to focus on standard Spanish.
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Old 02-29-2024, 07:14 AM
Location: Tennessee
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Took Spanish and French in high school. Took Italian in college. Got A's in all 3. The issue is use it or lose it. If you don't use the language you learn, you may as well have taken classes in underwater basket weaving.
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Old 03-01-2024, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by howard555 View Post
I don't.
It's beyond my comprehension. If I was given 250 words in Spanish and asked to learn their meaning in English and how to pronounce them. I could not remember all of that.

And then try to speak a sentence or two most of the words in a sentence might not be in those 250 words.
That might require a few thousand much less a few hundred.

Take this simple sentence: Hi Jose do you have a computer? Hi Jose is good but the rest requires learning and memorizing 5 other words. For a hour long sermon likely looking at an unlimited vocabulary unless the speaker is not fluent in the language and the people hearing it know it's broken Spanish but they are afraid to tell the person.
I wouldn't care if the pastor was speaking in Swahili, English, Spanish or whatever. A one hour sermon is something that is easily 45 minutes too long! Go, and sin no more. That should just about cover the salient points.
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