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I studied Spanish as my major in college, and have travelled to Spain, Venezuela, and various parts of Mexico. I currently teach high school Spanish and teach private lessons to adults who want to learn Spanish. I make no claims to speak Spanish perfectly or even really fluently, although I can speak fairly well and enjoy it. I have a grammar nerd kind of brain and love getting into the grammatical details of the language.


May
2
answered Forming a conditional clause in present and present tense
Apr
26
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
16
accepted Is there a difference in the pronuciation of a single vowel or multiple vowels in a row?
Apr
16
asked Is there a difference in the pronuciation of a single vowel or multiple vowels in a row?
Apr
16
accepted Which language do I use to address Spanish speaker in America?
Apr
16
accepted How big are the regional differences in the Spanish spoken in different countries?
Mar
30
comment Is “tobogán” an acceptable word for “slide” throughout the Spanish speaking world?
Thanks for the confirmation that it is, at least, acceptable and common to use in Spain.
Mar
30
revised Is “tobogán” an acceptable word for “slide” throughout the Spanish speaking world?
edited title
Mar
30
comment Is “tobogán” an acceptable word for “slide” throughout the Spanish speaking world?
The questions is about usage in Spanish speaking countries worldwide. Question edited for clarity.
Mar
30
asked Is “tobogán” an acceptable word for “slide” throughout the Spanish speaking world?
Mar
30
answered What are some effective ways a foreign speaker can improve pronunciation in Spanish?
Mar
30
asked Which language do I use to address Spanish speaker in America?
Mar
29
comment How big are the regional differences in the Spanish spoken in different countries?
Really the question is, how much is the same between regions and how much is different? Do the differences cause problems with communication? I'm not asking for a discussion of what the differences are, just whether or not there are commonly differences that hinder communication.
Mar
28
revised How big are the regional differences in the Spanish spoken in different countries?
Added accent differences to question.
Mar
28
comment How big are the regional differences in the Spanish spoken in different countries?
Good comment. I will add that to the question, although I think you are right that different accents are usually understood.
Mar
28
asked How big are the regional differences in the Spanish spoken in different countries?
Mar
28
accepted Use of “Veni”? Is it a real word?
Mar
22
asked Use of “Veni”? Is it a real word?
Mar
22
comment What would be a good way to express “You can't get something out of nothing”?
@TomasNarros, I would say "ask for pears from the elm." I like that expression though.
Mar
22
accepted How do you say a “shot” referring to alcohol?