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Old 02-05-2010, 03:52 PM   #121
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learning languages is different for all kinds of people. no need to

it's tougher for people who don't hear different languages all the time too. some of my friends had trouble in spanish because all they ever heard at home was english. i was lucky enough to be raised by people who's country was also once dominated by the Spanish
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:58 PM   #122
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An there are like 8 different kind of pasts, lots of futures, presents, conditionals.
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Neither do I
it makes me feel better that you guys dont know them all either
but my worst fear is getting there and people not being able to understand me and going "yuck a tourist!" like what happens here....i now try to sympathize with anyone who doesnt speak english at work because im sure that will be me one day lol

but i admit you spanish speaking people could get rid of like half of the 'tenses' you have that would make it much simpler for everyone!
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:00 PM   #123
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at least you're trying amy! as long as you don't do that "can you speak english" yelling thing some tourists like to do... you're aokay.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:04 PM   #124
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lol yeah im not that rude...i dont want to point fingers or anything but alot of americans seem to be really good at that they go to a foreign country then get annoyed when no one speaks english

EDIT: ironically this thread seems to be the one i make the most spelling mistakes in even though im wrting in my own language
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yes i admit that 'my people' do that a lot

that's why i try and not affilate myself with them.


it's worse because they act like that to Hawaiians too I guess they forget that it's a state.
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dude they act like that with australians! i sh*t you not a american couple came into work the other day and stood there while i served the people in front of them then turned to me and said "do you speak english? because we need someone to call us a taxi cab" o.O if at the time i had of been able to think of any spanish words i would have just said a bunch together to make them annoyed lol
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i'd apologize... but there's too many to say sorry about...

my teacher said that if you wanted to make sure you weren't treated badly while overseas.... say you're canadian
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but i admit you spanish speaking people could get rid of like half of the 'tenses' you have that would make it much simpler for everyone!
Awww no, our language is so beautiful, in part in guess due to the fact it is so rich I like it as it is but I guess learners are like "What the fuck do you need that for? can't you just be logic?" LOL I get mad at English sometimes
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dude they act like that with australians! i sh*t you not a american couple came into work the other day and stood there while i served the people in front of them then turned to me and said "do you speak english? because we need someone to call us a taxi cab" o.O if at the time i had of been able to think of any spanish words i would have just said a bunch together to make them annoyed lol
"No, señora, no hablo un carajo. Si quiere comunicarse aprenda" just kidding. It must be horrible not to be able to communicate! But there's some people, as you Meesh say, who are really annoying. I mean, if you come to my country, don't you know we speak Spanish here? I hate when some English-speakers look down on who doesn't speak English. Why? So I have to look down on them because they don't speak Spanish? What kind of bullshit is that? They think their language is the best. Rubbish like this can be seen / heard /read all over the internet and it makes me

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Really?? wow! why is that?
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@lau: that's only for americans.... especially, not to be racist, white americans... americans in general have a bad reputation as tourists. they tend to act as if they should be treated better or something... they don't really have respect for the cultures of others... this is the american stereotype by the way.... not all americans are like this
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@lau: that's only for americans.... especially, not to be racist, white americans... americans in general have a bad reputation as tourists. they tend to act as if they should be treated better or something... they don't really have respect for the cultures of others... this is the american stereotype by the way.... not all americans are like this
Yeah, our stereotype (at least among other Latin Americans) is quite bad too. They say we're think we're more, better than we are, and sadly many times this is true, but of course, not always.
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@lau that seems to be the one negative thing i keep hearing over and over again about people form argentina, i've read heaps of time that alot of porteños act like there better then they really are, and that people in Buenos Aires look or are unfriendly.


but then i think that thats the saem in alot of places, like when i go to melbourne i think alot of people there look or act unfriendly but thats just because its such a big place and theres so many people around everywhere you just tend to become slightly self involved and pay more attention to where your going or what your doing instead of smiling at everyone and with that many people everywhere being friendly isnt always the best way to get what you want and thats only in melbourne theres heaps and heaps more people in BA so i can understand why they might be annoyed lol
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@lau that seems to be the one negative thing i keep hearing over and over again about people form argentina, i've read heaps of time that alot of porteños act like there better then they really are, and that people in Buenos Aires look or are unfriendly.


but then i think that thats the saem in alot of places, like when i go to melbourne i think alot of people there look or act unfriendly but thats just because its such a big place and theres so many people around everywhere you just tend to become slightly self involved and pay more attention to where your going or what your doing instead of smiling at everyone and with that many people everywhere being friendly isnt always the best way to get what you want and thats only in melbourne theres heaps and heaps more people in BA so i can understand why they might be annoyed lol
Sadly thats is true, even the people from other states here agree about that. Of course I'm not like that
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@lau that seems to be the one negative thing i keep hearing over and over again about people form argentina, i've read heaps of time that alot of porteños act like there better then they really are, and that people in Buenos Aires look or are unfriendly.


but then i think that thats the saem in alot of places, like when i go to melbourne i think alot of people there look or act unfriendly but thats just because its such a big place and theres so many people around everywhere you just tend to become slightly self involved and pay more attention to where your going or what your doing instead of smiling at everyone and with that many people everywhere being friendly isnt always the best way to get what you want and thats only in melbourne theres heaps and heaps more people in BA so i can understand why they might be annoyed lol
but off course we are better than the others because since the independence from spain there was a horrible battle btw Buenos Aires and the other provinces to focus where the power should be, and if it was allowed to navigate/commerce thr the rivers.
So Buenos Aires "won", i say won because at the end they mostly did what buenos aires want.
So since then, the other provinces say that we think that we are better than them...

and the rest of the continent doesnt like us because be always beat them in soccer
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