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The spanish forum - Thanks to Greyman for the suggestion!

This forum is for people who want to practice their spanish language skills and for people who want to learn some simple spanish!

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mig-admin Site Admin

Posts: 1169
Location: Toronto, Canada
Here is the place to practice you spanish or to ask questions pertaining to the spanish language.

Usted tiene una pregunta? (Do you have a question?)

Usted quiere aprender una palabra nueva? (Do you want to learn a new word?)

Post Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:28 pm
Kiltman Graham Top 10 Poster

Posts: 194
Location: Loch Lomond, Scotland
un Cerveza por favor.

What more do I need ?


Unless of course dos Cerveza por favor !

8)
Life is like a vacation, too short, so enjoy it.

Post Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:02 pm
Juan DeSoto Top 10 Poster

Posts: 293
Location: Seattle
una cerveza;dos cervezas (it's feminina)

The formal form of "you" is rarely used any more except to show respect with an official (like a judge or police officer).
Life is but a game;make your own rules.

Post Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:54 pm
mig-admin Site Admin

Posts: 1169
Location: Toronto, Canada
Using informal "you"! (Formal - usted, informal - t

Post Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:22 pm
Juan DeSoto Top 10 Poster

Posts: 293
Location: Seattle
Also in practice,when then pronoun is obvious,you can omit it.

Ex:Tienes razon. (or the aforementioned "tienes una pregunta?")
Life is but a game;make your own rules.

Post Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:30 am
mig-admin Site Admin

Posts: 1169
Location: Toronto, Canada
Unless you want to emphasis!

"Yo soy canadiense" would be "I am canadian" just like the Molson commercial whereas "Soy canadiense" would be similar to "I'm canadian" and leave it at that!

Post Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:50 am
Juan DeSoto Top 10 Poster

Posts: 293
Location: Seattle
Or the incomparable "Yo soy MUY estupido!"
Life is but a game;make your own rules.

Post Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:44 pm
craig watson Top 10 Poster

Posts: 381
Location: Falkirk, Scotland

Need a translation of "No I am not English, I am Scottish" possibly to be followed with "Where Whisky is from".

Not that I dont like England but hate being called English, much prefer British.
Heres tae us, Whaus like us?
Damn few an they're aw deid.

Post Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:23 pm
craig watson Top 10 Poster

Posts: 381
Location: Falkirk, Scotland

Used http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr and got my translation but no pronunciation help.

Ning
Heres tae us, Whaus like us?
Damn few an they're aw deid.

Post Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:31 pm
Juan DeSoto Top 10 Poster

Posts: 293
Location: Seattle
I believe it's "Yo soy escoces" with the accent on the last syllable.I'd drop the "ningun".

I also believe that just as Canadians say "rye" for the product they are famous for,& the rest of us call it "Canadian Whiskey";what's whiskey to you is known simply as "Scotch" or "Scotch Whiskey" to the rest of us.

So "Donde se hace Escoch o whisky Escoch." will get your point across.
Life is but a game;make your own rules.

Post Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:35 pm
mig-admin Site Admin

Posts: 1169
Location: Toronto, Canada
[quote="craig watson"]Ning

Post Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:42 pm
craig watson Top 10 Poster

Posts: 381
Location: Falkirk, Scotland

Thank you kindly Gents.

Its always one of the first things I try to pick up so now I can say it in Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin and Thai but not alot else apart from asking for a cold beer.
Heres tae us, Whaus like us?
Damn few an they're aw deid.

Post Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:07 pm
Juan DeSoto Top 10 Poster

Posts: 293
Location: Seattle
Important things first! :D
Life is but a game;make your own rules.

Post Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:05 pm

Posts: 11
[quote="craig watson"]Ning

Post Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:01 am
Juan DeSoto Top 10 Poster

Posts: 293
Location: Seattle
You wouldn't say "estas" ingles but rather "eres" ingles,because it's a permanent condition.

Ninguno/a means not any.In this case it would be an emphatic way of saying there is NO PART OF YOU that is English.Some Canadians resent being confused with Americans just as Some Irish & Scots want no part of being confused with the English.If you don't feel that emphatic about it,I'd leave off with the ninguno as previously stated.It's one less word to learn.
Life is but a game;make your own rules.


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