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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.


Feb
25
revised Is “mas sin embargo” a pleonasm?
edited tags
Feb
25
revised Translating “wise” (not referring to a person, e.g. “wise decision”)
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Feb
25
revised Grammar of tengo and tienes
edited tags
Feb
22
accepted Are there other “feminine only” adjectives in Spanish besides “embarazada”?
Feb
22
accepted Was the word “bomb” only used as slang in Chile and only in the '80s?
Feb
22
accepted What is the origin of the word “tascalate”?
Feb
22
accepted Are there any differences between “de nada” and “por nada”?
Feb
22
accepted When to use “tratar de” and when to use “intentar” for “to try to”?
Feb
22
revised Translating “Help!” (interjection)
copyedit
Feb
21
revised Regional usage and literal meaning of “¡No manches!”
typo "my family way very strict" => "my family was very strict"
Feb
21
revised Regional usage and literal meaning of “¡No manches!”
mexican spanish tag
Feb
20
comment How might you say a child is “cute” in Spanish?
In Mexico I always notice precioso for this usage where English would have cute.
Feb
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
19
comment Why, when, and how did vowels E and I get special treatment from consonants like C,G & Q?
Well "c" and "q" are not sounds (pronunciation) but letters (spelling / orthography). "c" is a letter that can represent the sounds /k/, /s/, or /θ/; while "q" is a letter that cannot stand alone but only part of the digraph "qu" where it also represents the sound /k/. Which letter to use for which sound depends on the rules of orthography (spelling).
Feb
18
comment Why, when, and how did vowels E and I get special treatment from consonants like C,G & Q?
Don't confuse spelling and pronunciation. The Latin alphabet has been adapted to many more languages with differing spelling conventions than any other alphabet (though Cyrillic and Arabic are also widely adapted writing systems). Still the answer could involve both pronunciation and spelling since Spanish evolved directly from a language which used the same writing system.
Feb
18
revised Why, when, and how did vowels E and I get special treatment from consonants like C,G & Q?
spelling and orthography tags which are more what the question is about than pronunciation
Feb
17
revised Difference between “está” and “esta” or “esté” and “este”?
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Feb
17
awarded  Tag Editor
Feb
12
revised Why is sport in Spanish 'deporte' and not 'esporte'?
typo
Feb
12
answered Why is sport in Spanish 'deporte' and not 'esporte'?