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Just curious: Why are you interested in learning Spanish/English?

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I've been studying for awhile to be able to better communicate with friends and also because I have been involved with ministry work in Latin American countries. I was wondering why others were trying to learn either Spanish or English.

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updated MAR 20, 2010
posted by Nicole-B

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I live in a US county with a high concentration of hispanic immigrants, and to talk to them at all, I have to know Spanish

My city of 10,000 in Kentucky has 5 Mexican restaurants, 3 Mexican tiendas, and 2 panaderias.

It's just the thing to do, not to mention ministry to these people, though there are a whole bunch of hispanic churches in every denomination. But you know how that goes if you do any ministry at all. It might not be one of those churches God wants to use. It might be me!

updated AGO 30, 2009
edited by Goyo
posted by Goyo
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I lived abroad in Mexico for a few years and that is where I learned Spanish by exposure. After returning, I studied Spanish formally.

My family is bilingual (married a woman from Mexico) and I work in Spanish driven marketing.

I live in San Diego & at this point, I couldn't imagine an English only life.

updated MAR 20, 2010
posted by Espanpro
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My boyfriend is from Honduras and started speaking spanish to me. I love to hear him speak the language and want to be able to speak it back to him fluently. He doesn't know I am trying to learn and I plan on surprising him with a fluent conversation one day.

updated SEP 1, 2009
posted by lovelydamara
I think it is great that you want to surprise him, but you will probably be fluent so much sooner if you speak to him in Spanish on a regular basis. - Nicole-B, AGO 31, 2009
i will say a few phrases to him now and then and he gets this look like How did u know that? But there are a few people at my job that are helping me and i've been speaking to them everyday and it is helping a lot! - lovelydamara, SEP 1, 2009
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I decided to learn Spanish because I grew up in a predominantly Puerto Rican and Jamaican neighborhood in the Bronx. I learned a little Spanish from friends and their families, but never knew enough to communicate until I got into high school. I decided to continue learning Spanish and a couple of other languages because of my major in college and my plans to go to law school.

updated AGO 31, 2009
edited by papercuts
posted by papercuts
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I have a Spanish/Dutch/Italian back ground and i love a challenge learning Spanish is a challenge

updated AGO 31, 2009
posted by john123456789
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I love languages...and this one would be useful where I live! Not to mention it would help to read to the kids in the library I volunteer at, and make them feel a bit less confused when they are there.

updated AGO 31, 2009
posted by Alizabel
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I've always been interested in learning it well, but my reason for being on this site is similar to Damara's... My boyfriend is Mexican and speaks spanish fluently, and I'd like to sharpen my knowledge to be able to understand and communicate better with his family as it is their first language.

updated AGO 31, 2009
posted by married2music
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I study Spanish for fun and to exercise my brain. I enjoy learning new things and helping other people. Several years ago my church posted a need for someone to help a Spanish-speaking woman learn to read English. I really wanted to be able to help her. With a lot more work and study, maybe someday I can do something like that.

updated AGO 30, 2009
posted by Alicia-53
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For me its because its fun. Es divertido aprender español!

updated AGO 30, 2009
posted by cheeseisyummy
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