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How to learn Spanish (Part 2): Self-study tools

20 July 2010

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How to learn Spanish (Part 2): Self-study tools

If you're new here, you may want to start with Our Consulting Problem and maybe our FAQ and if you like what you see you should totally subscribe to receive new posts via RSS or email in the box on the top right. Thanks for visiting! In our last post on learning Spanish, we covered [...]

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How to learn Spanish (Part 1)

10 July 2010

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How to learn Spanish (Part 1)

When we arrived in Buenos Aires, Ryan knew a fair amount of Spanish from studying in high school and college but hadn’t spoken in ages, and I didn’t know more than what’s on a Mexican restaurant menu.  Now, after ~3 months of class, we both speak decently and can get around just fine.  Our conversations [...]

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How to have dinner in Argentina: A photo essay in 15 steps

30 June 2010

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How to have dinner in Argentina:  A photo essay in 15 steps

The perfect dinner in Buenos Aires can be achieved by following these 15 easy steps: (El Estrebe is our favorite parilla in Buenos Aires) (Provoleta is one of the best food inventions in the world) (If you’re curious about how they run an airline, check out Aerolineas Argentina) I’m not kidding:  How to take your [...]

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How can you add your signature to a PDF for free (without printing and scanning)?

27 April 2010

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Another question that needed answering… I was planning to finish up a post on our wonderful experience with Aerolineas Argentina this evening, but instead got to spend some quality time figuring out the answer to the above question (thanks IRS for taking 4 months to get back to me on my 2006 taxes!).  Anyway, those [...]

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How to find a Spanish school in Buenos Aires (we love ours!)

21 April 2010

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How to find a Spanish school in Buenos Aires (we love ours!)

One of the major reasons we wanted to come to Buenos Aires was to learn Spanish.  We didn’t realize at the time that Argentine Spanish is a bit, shall we say, special – they use “vos” instead of “tu” to mean “you”, and they pronounce everything with a lovely Italian-sounding accent (you may be familiar [...]

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Tip for learning spanish #1: Take your wine home!

26 March 2010

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Tip for learning spanish #1: Take your wine home!

Perhaps the best tip ever: Podríamos tomar el vino para llevar? = Can we take the wine to go? And the answer… YES!!! Que Fantastico!!! Yes… in Argentina, you can order a super cheap yet awesome bottle of wine at a restaurant, drink half and then take the rest home for later.  We are building [...]

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How to rent an apartment in Buenos Aires

25 March 2010

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How to rent an apartment in Buenos Aires

We finally found a great new short-term apartment here in Buenos Aires. Finding the right short-term rental is far more complex than you might think, so read on for our reviews of all the agencies we worked with and a very important list of tips/tricks to make sure you get a good place and don’t get [...]

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How to get hot water in Buenos Aires

24 March 2010

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Lesson learned #2:  Which faucet do you use to get hot water in Buenos Aires? Anyone?  Read on for the correct answer…

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