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Help with Spanish

Postby LightoRaito » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:26 am

I've taken Spanish in school for a few years now, and, if I may say so, I've gotten pretty good at it. I've taken up a volunteer job that requires me to translate for the non-Spanish-speaking workers. However, as I started my work, I noticed one huge gap in what I was taught.
If there is anyone here fluent in Spanish, or, better yet, a native speaker, could you help me develop more conversational Spanish? I can speak fairly well, but it's too formal and unnatural. I realize it might be a bit hard to do over a forum, but could someone help me speak more casually and naturally?
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Postby Kaelen » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:29 am

Most native speakers can understand what you're saying but you just sound funny. And if your employeer had a choice of formal or common they'd probably choose formal.
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Postby Sorin » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:32 am

True, I speak french fluently.. But I don't know slang at all... Very formally shit it is.
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Postby blue_swallow » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:53 pm

!Buenos dias! Me llamo Neil.?Quieres ayuda con tu espanol? Tal vez yo puedo a dar asistencia a ti.? Que deseas aprender?
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Postby Zeratul2k » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:25 pm

The question between formal and casual pretty much depends on which country you'll go to (or from where is the person you'll be talking to) and just how formal is the business setting you're in. Still, I'd say you're better off learning formal since slang and the like depends quite heavily on where the other person is from (so you don't end up insulting them without knowing).
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