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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood…

…except when it’s raining, but that’s a good time to sit inside and work on Spanish! So yes, where we’ve moved is wonderful and I don’t know if I will ever get over it. It would be exciting enough that … Continue reading

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What Did You Call Me? or, Noun that Verb

I’ve been listening to SpanishPod recently in an effort to improve my listening comprehension and it’s surprisingly enjoyable (definitely check out the free trial). They speak mainly Latin American/Mexican Spanish and the dialogues are interesting enough that many of the … Continue reading

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qué si what!?

Yesterday I started Spanish level 2! I have a different teacher and the class is much larger so hopefully some people will get shuffled around. It was kind of funny, this time when we had to introduce ourselves we could … Continue reading

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Not Optional

The other day my Spanish class went to a computer lab to do online practice worksheets. One of them was for practicing reflexive verbs and was in the form of a multiple choice test. More excitingly however was that it … Continue reading

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Gender Trouble (sin Ms. Butler)

note: if you are familiar with the romance languages/not interested in rants you may wish to just skim this and listen to the Sedaris clip at the end.  If I were to invent a language I would probably make something … Continue reading

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Living with Languages, and How the Cops Almost Stole Our Bikes

I managed my first week of class! Manu managed her second! Things are going well around here, and I am more like a regular walrus than an asthmatic one when biking to school these days. It was in such generally … Continue reading

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Back to School

So I had the usual first day of class worries: would I get a terrible teacher? Would the other kids in my class be cool? How am I going to find the classroom? And on a puttering buseta, Argh, am … Continue reading

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