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i am here to learn spanish as quickly as possible..
i am 14 years old and i am puerto rican and i know a little bit of spanish but i would love to know more than i already know..

i was wondering how long does it take to learn spanish

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updated ENE 12, 2009
posted by Deandrea

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Some people speak Spanish as well as I do in less than a year, and others can't even fool anyone for more than a few seconds in a conversation after practising for 50 years. Natural talent? Secret method? Whatever it is, you cannot set an absolute deadline for all mankind.

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posted by lazarus1907
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if yo are looking just to communicate, because of your age, you can learn pretty fast. Howevr you wont be able to loose your American accent. If you pay due dillegence you can do it within six months for communication porpouses, To really absorb the flavor of Spanish or any other language it will take you a life time.I was able to speak English within 6 months, I was 13 years old, when I came here.. But because I was drafted into the army a few years later, I learned a lot about the American culture. During that time, alls of us were getting drafted. So, I was able to talk to Americans from all over the US, including Samoa, Alaska and of course Puerto Rico, Let not forgett about Mexicans Americans.

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posted by 00769608
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It takes a lifetime. And what a great way to spend a life!

OK, I know that's not the answer you wanted. I recommend that you ask your school counselors about the possibility of entering a student exchange program that would allow you to live in a Hispanic country for a year. At your age and with your background, you would be very close to fluent at the end of that year. You would also meet new friends and learn about a new culture, and gain memories to last forever.

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posted by 00bacfba
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There is no good answer to that. Being Puerto Rican is an obvious advantage (because, one assumes, you have contact with Spanish speakers. Being fourteen is also an advantage (because, generally, the younger you are the easier it is to learn another language). However,, no matter your age or background, it takes effort. Millions of people learn second (or third) languages; how well you depends on you and your circumstances.

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posted by samdie
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