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jarifa
(@jarifa)

Even more curious is thinking how that vocabulary must have evolved. . . . it makes one wonder.  🤔  🙂 

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Posted : September 21, 2018 7:12 am 5ftLatina and stealth cacophony liked
5ftLatina
(@kat)
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The "mundo mundial" thing. Is it ever used for something bad, or only for good things? I've heard it on Luna and now La Jefa del Campeón and I don't remember if I've heard it anywhere else.

Eres la mejor amiga del mundo mundial.

Eres la peor mentirosa del mundo mundial?

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Posted : September 22, 2018 11:58 am
5ftLatina
(@kat)
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Why am I resisting using proper capitalization in Spanish-language titles?

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Posted : February 8, 2019 11:41 am
Sara
 Sara
(@topperarnold)

What do you mean? Because it makes my eye twitch to capitalize all the words because I thought the rule was only the first word? 

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Posted : February 8, 2019 12:50 pm
5ftLatina
(@kat)
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I don't think I ever learned the rule. Maybe it's one of those things that's supposed to go without saying? Or that my classes were a lot more focused on conversation than reading/writing. 

So am I correctly interpreting the rule as "Only capitalize the first word in titles"? and what are the exceptions. 'Cause I'm pretty sure I'm doing things wrong right now. (And this is exactly the sort of thing that makes me hesitate when someone asks if I'm fluent...erm, yeah? But not if you want me to write? Or edit?)

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Posted : February 8, 2019 12:58 pm stealth cacophony liked
Sara
 Sara
(@topperarnold)

I double checked and it's capitalize only the first word of BOOK titles. I don't know about titles of movies and TV shows. I'll try and look more later.

I have many thoughts about fluency. I will share them later. Even if no one asked  🤣 

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Posted : February 8, 2019 1:57 pm stealth cacophony liked
stealth cacophony
(@stealthcacophony)

I want to hear your thoughts on fluency, because I know I know enough Spanish that answering 'poco' when I'm asked if I speak Spanish isn't really accurate (plus that answer never gets me a good reaction.)  but I feel so insecure about what I do know, and my ability to recall it, that just saying yes I speak Spanish doesn't feel right either.

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Posted : February 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Sara
 Sara
(@topperarnold)

Oh boy. I'm still pondering this @stealthcacophony because I freaking teach Spanish and I am scared to say I "speak" Spanish. But so much of who I am is wrapped up in being the grandchild of a Spanish immigrant and still having family en el otro lado (as abuelo used to say. ) So I put pressure in myself to be able to speak with more ease. The listening and reading don't stress me. I'm OK with writing. Speaking just freaks me out. And then so many of the teachers I know had the luxury of spending a year abroad while I didn't even get a degree in Spanish. I just took the test and got Spanish added to the endorsement to the education certificate I already had. Throw in the general sentiment that tezchers suck, FL education in the US sucks and I get stuck with a lot of self made hangups.

At home literally all we watch are Spanish shows. I read a lot of books in Spanish. Yet I don't think I will ever call myself fluent.

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Posted : February 11, 2019 4:16 pm
stealth cacophony
(@stealthcacophony)

When I was young relatives from south of the border came to stay at my grandma's place, but they all spoke English, so there wasn't any Spanish being spoken by my family then and it really never occurred to me to learn from them. I'm still the only one who knows any Spanish now in my immediate family, and the relatives from the south don't visit anymore, so I don't have much chance to practice speaking Spanish and that's part of why I don't say I speak Spanish, because, when? When do I speak the Spanish? I don't really.

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Posted : February 11, 2019 5:12 pm Sara liked
Sara
 Sara
(@topperarnold)

Exactly! And the Spanish I am speaking in just classroom Spanish. Every once in a while I'll got to an immersion workshop or something but I still find myself just hanging back and mainly listening.

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Posted : February 11, 2019 5:48 pm
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