Hola I'm looking for a begginner pen pal

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I'm looking for a beginner pen pal who's willing to practice talking in Spanish with me. Mail me if you are interested

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updated AGO 11, 2009
edited by Chamelia-Fedrick
posted by Chamelia-Fedrick

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hola! same here.. smile

updated AGO 11, 2009
posted by neng
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Thanks Rocco, smile

updated JUL 23, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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I can't believe that one sentence by me (that too in English) sparked a discussion like that.. tongue wink

i feel that my sentence was perfectly correct by the way smile

Yes, 333, your sentence was correct. I was just explaining that "bettering my Spanish" is correct, that "bettering" is the gerund of the verb "to better," which is a valid verb. She researched it and agreed. So nobody was correcting you; you are still an "A" student here! wink

(By the way, you'll still be an "A" student when you make mistakes, because that's how we learn--trying our best, and then getting help in the areas where we're weak. Eric is an "A" student here, even though we are always correcting him, but that's because he's trying hard, and he's not afraid to try new things, so he's learning a lot.) cool smile

updated JUL 23, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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I am also a beginner. But I am a returning beginner.

I haven't practiced for years. Maybe a pen pal email person?

If someone replies who writes well in native Spanish to correct us; this would help.

I am on FaceBook: @James1944.

updated JUL 23, 2009
posted by James-Simon
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They were pretty good in the first place SpanishGirl333

updated JUL 23, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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Omg!! I can't believe that one sentence by me (that too in English) sparked a discussion like that.. tongue wink

i feel that my sentence was perfectly correct by the way smile

updated JUL 23, 2009
posted by SpanishGirl333
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Well you can stay on this forum and talk to all these good people and watch the video lessons taught by Paralee, and then you can just start learning like crazy!

Here are 4 Keys I made to learn Spanish faster:

Know the basic phrases to ask for help
Carry and use a English-Spanish Dicitionary
Spend time with native speakers(Like on here for example)
Just start talking!

These are good keys to start learning!

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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Me too a newbie. I want good friends to practice Spanish.

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by Balaji-Subramanian-C
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verbo transitivo

  1. superar (improve); mejorar (surpass)

she wants to better herself -> quiere mejorar su situación [o, quiere superarse/mejorarse]Así es, Heidita. Correcto. Eso suena raro al oído español, pero es correcto en inglés. (Sólo que la idea principal de "superar" en este contexto es "surpass", y la idea principal de "mejorar" en este contexto [superarse] es "improve".)

Sí, está en el diccionario de SpanishDict.

Pero en este caso, es el gerundio del verbo to better, el cual está también en este diccionario.

hmmmmm, pero en este caso está usado como sustantivo, o sea la mejoría.

Precisamente. En inglés, el gerundio, siendo distinto del participio de presente en su función aunque no en su forma, es un sustantivo. Muchas veces este uso del gerundio se traduce al español en forma del infinitivo.

I like swimming.
Breathing is a necessary activity.

I am also a newbie ... looking for help towards bettering my Spanish.

{Yo también soy "newbie" ... buscando ayuda hacia (en cuanto a) mejorar mi español.}Aquí el gerundio, siendo un sustantivo, es el objeto (¿complemento') de la preposición towards.

I am bettering my Spanish.

Oración correcta. Sólo que aquí, "bettering" es el participio de presente del verbo to better. (Estoy mejorando mi español.)

updated JUL 20, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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Sí, está en el diccionario de SpanishDict.

Pero en este caso, es el gerundio del verbo to better, el cual está también en este diccionario.

hmmmmm, pero en este caso está usado como sustantivo, o sea la mejoría. Nunca he oído decir : I am bettering my Spanish. De hecho me suena totalmente incorrecto. confused better no es verbo.

LO he dejado puesto para que se vea la confusión, incluso los genios nos confundimos LOL

verbo transitivo

  1. superar (improve); mejorar (surpass)

she wants to better herself -> quiere mejorar su situación

updated JUL 20, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Sí, está en el diccionario de SpanishDict.

Pero en este caso, es el gerundio del verbo to better, el cual está también en este diccionario.

updated JUL 20, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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Hola!

I am also a newbie..looking for help towards bettering my spanish smile

HI everybody, welcome to the forum smile

I have a question: Is that a word'''? bettering'''

updated JUL 20, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Me too!! I am just a beginner

updated JUL 20, 2009
posted by Carol-Stewart
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Hello Newbies, Mabey you all can pen pal eachother, that is a idea!

updated JUL 18, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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Hola!
I am also a newbie..looking for help towards bettering my spanish smile

updated JUL 18, 2009
posted by SpanishGirl333