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I'm an Australian who learned Spanish in Mexico and has put it to use in Andorra, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, and Spain. (Yeah I know Spanish isn't official in two or three of those countries but I ended up using it anyway at least some of the time.)

Sometimes people try to tell me I'm fluent but I'm definitely not.

I have a collection of monolingual and bilingual Spanish dictionaries that I've bought, many second hand, on my travels. I always look for a dictionary of regionalisms in each Spanish speaking country. I don't always find one.


Nov
15
revised Difference between “por” and “para”
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Nov
15
comment How prevalent is the phrase “qué padre”?
I hear it everywhere in Mexico (along with "chido") but I never heard either in Guatemala or further south. In Guatemala the usual slang word for "cool" is "chévere". Maybe "padre" is used in US border areas - I don't have experience of that area. In Spain the equivalent was "genial".
Nov
15
comment Any difference between aquí and acá
I think originally they were different cases. One means "here" and the other meant "to here". I'm not sure to what degree this is still the case.
Nov
15
revised Any difference between aquí and acá
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Nov
15
suggested suggested edit on How important are accents in written Spanish?
Nov
15
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Nov
15
revised How important are accents in written Spanish?
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Nov
15
comment How to pronounce the consonants “y” and “ll”?
If you're going to call something correct or incorrect for a language you should really state by which standard. As far as I'm aware by the RAE /ʎ/ is correct if anything is.
Nov
15
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Nov
15
comment How to pronounce the consonants “y” and “ll”?
I was going to vote you up because your first paragraph is better than most of the other answers, but your second paragraph just doesn't make sense so I had to vote down instead sorry.
Nov
15
comment How to pronounce the consonants “y” and “ll”?
I've also heard this pronunciation used by some speakers in Mexico. Perhaps from a certain area or perhaps affected.
Nov
15
comment How to pronounce the consonants “y” and “ll”?
It depends on the variety of Spanish. There is also a third pronunciation, the palatal lateral approximant /ʎ/.
Nov
15
comment Unclear why to use “A vuestros hijos” instead of “vuestros hijos”
In my opinion the answer you are looking for is this personal a mentioned by Flimzy and Arthaey.
Nov
15
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