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Just for fun, I took a basic Spanish course early 2004 back in uni, which got me interested in the language and the places where it's spoken. In the following few years, I ended up taking most of the classes available at the language centre. They've got some awesome teachers there!

Obviously, classes only get you so far. Travelling in Spain (a few times), Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, and Argentina has made all the difference.

It's funny how once you get to know Spanish, you hear it a lot, almost everywhere. I've met a lot of people just through speaking Spanish in unexpected places like Germany.

Often, I like to put on a slightly Cuban accent which I found gracioso


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revised “Fine line between” in Spanish?
better formatting; missing accent
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suggested approved edit on “Fine line between” in Spanish?
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accepted What accents do not use yeísmo?
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comment “Fine line between” in Spanish?
Yes, "sutil diferencia" indeed seems idiomatic. For instance, as Jorge Luis Borges wrote: Después de un tiempo, uno aprende la sutil diferencia entre sostener una mano y encadenar un alma
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accepted “Fine line between” in Spanish?
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comment “Fine line between” in Spanish?
@belisarius, thanks! That seems like a valid answer, you should post it as one.
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revised “Fine line between” in Spanish?
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asked “Fine line between” in Spanish?
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comment Preferred word for 'T-shirt'
But +1 especially for including the link, showing there are many more words for T-shirt than just "camiseta" and "remera".
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comment Preferred word for 'T-shirt'
When I was going to buy a "camiseta" in Argentina, turned out the word means pyjamas there. What I wanted was indeed a "remera".
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comment What accents do not use yeísmo?
Yes, absolutely; I know it is standard Spanish and nothing to worry about for a student. But the rule comes up often enough that I want to know in what areas/accents the alternative (i.e. distinction) is still used, and how exactly does it sound like.
Jun
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comment What accents do not use yeísmo?
Like I wrote, I'd like to know 1) what accents (what areas) do not use yeísmo, and 2) how exactly would speakers of such accents say words like "calle" and "yo", and yes, 3) is the distinction realised with the same speech sounds in all such accents. I probably have never heard anyone speak with such accent, and I'm curious.
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revised Meaning and connotations of “gringo”
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