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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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Quick update on our progress in learning spanish

10 June 2010

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Some have asked how our spanish skills are coming along after 10+ weeks of intensive classes and immersion.  Rather than address this question directly, I’ll instead suggest that you watch this video: I’d say that we basically have a combination of all 4 of those problems.

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A little over 2 months in BsAs; some observations…

15 May 2010

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A little over 2 months in BsAs; some observations…

So, we left our jobs on Feb 26th, got married on 3/4 and arrived here in Buenos Aires on 3/12.  All in all we’ve been on this adventure for a little over 2 months now, so I thought it would be a good time to take a step back and make some observations… …On Consulting [...]

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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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