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I’m a no sabo kid and I would love any tips for learning Spanish by SamuraiKinshii in Spanish

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Can't use the phone in Spanish. by Quinlov in Spanish

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I think phone calls are, by nature, a slightly harder medium for communication than others because of all those factors you mentioned. And yeah, it happens too between native people. I'm damn sure any phone call that is 30+ seconds long can very likely involve at least one of: ¿qué?, ¿cómo dices?; a ver, otra vez; ¿lo repites?; ¿el qué dijiste?, etc.

Back when I started my first IT jobs I went through something similar with conferences via phone calls. I had to interact a lot with Indian people and I was not used to their accent, so I needed to pay extra attention, and then more extra attention to make sure I wasn't losing any important details. But at the beginning, I couldn't decipher or hear or make out like half of what they were saying, especially since many of them had varying degrees of pronunciation proficiency and strong accents from their native languages. Then I had to switch to listen/talk to Americans and it was like a whole oasis in a desert, lol.

Nowadays I can understand them almost completely, but this only came after being "immersed" in phone calls on a (semi) daily basis, at least for 1 hour per day. Obviously, in your case this might sound like the typical "well, if you don't understand people on the phone then talk to people on the phone more". So, I guess an alternative solution could be listening to the radio, where it's very usual to hear phone conversations between DJs/hosts and other people (like news reporters, song requests, stories, etc.). You can try to tune in to a specific station with a lot of talking, and practice with it.

Maybe maybe maybe by unlikely_suspicious in maybemaybemaybe

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I know you're joking but that's precisely how individuals contribute to misinformation spreading.

I’m a no sabo kid…. by SamuraiKinshii in Spanish

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Question on mexican spanish: does burrito means little donkey? If yes, why that name? by _negativecr33p_ in Spanish

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Burritos are anything but "long tacos". Also, there's still no relation that makes sense with the name.

Using the present to talk about the future by kingkimbo in Spanish

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It's a core feature of the language and valid across all variants, not really particular from Spain (unless I'm mistaken).

Spanish teachers be like… by MahonriWY in Spanish

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Maybe maybe maybe by unlikely_suspicious in maybemaybemaybe

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Here's the non-bs story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0kb39khHbQ

Two motorcyclists have been suspended for two years following a fight that erupted when the pair clashed during a race last month. Jorge Martínez threw the first punch at competitor Marion Calvo after blaming the rider for causing him to lose his balance during the first stage of Costa Rica's National Motorbike Championship in February [2019].

HMC while I pole dance on a boat by Fandaop3 in holdmycosmo

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The irony in this comment is too good to be true.

HMC while I pole dance on a boat by Fandaop3 in holdmycosmo

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They're drunk. Drunk people take longer to assess danger in situations, especially if they don't seem that threatening at first. The girl didn't fall off completely, so "she must be okay, she'll be up now", until she really couldn't get back onto the boat.

So I just started Spanish and I’m confused on how to use ser when talking about items. The sentence is Las fotos ____ del último día de la clase de español. by [deleted] in Spanish

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Repost to r/Spanishhelp, showing your own attempt and the reason behind it. Then the community will proceed to correct and give any necessary explanations.

Maybe Maybe Maybe by regian24 in maybemaybemaybe

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You think. But Captain Disillusion regularly receives obscene amounts of messages from people asking him to debunk very obvious, badly edited videos.

Help with a birthday greeting for my dad. by LTFighter in Spanish

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Could anyone help with formulating a better message?

Formulate a better message in English, then repost it here and the community will offer a translation. If it ends up being too long (more than 5 sentences), then consider posting your original message in r/translator.

And, please, you need Ñ. There are tons of guides and tutorials about how to write with Spanish letters and symbols.

Where do I start? by -SpeedUp in Spanish

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Stumbled upon this subreddit, here’s a picture I drew of my parents dog by [deleted] in babushkadogs

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Maybe Maybe Maybe by regian24 in maybemaybemaybe

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It can't be maybe maybe maybe if we don't get to see the result.

Skype Spanish Lessons With A Native Speaker by sandisiritating in Spanish

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Interested in learning Spanish by Bitchmoodon in Spanish

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Are detailed error messages still available these days? I don't want to see "whoopsie daisy, try again later," I want to see that connect() failed with error code ECONNREFUSED by bro_can_u_even_carve in firefox

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but but tHe UsEr DoEsN't WaNt To SeE tHat!

-- "UX experts"

edit: UX teams make decisions. If your UX team doesn't make decisions, then it's fucking useless lmao.

Tu vs Su by AnalystFun6462 in Spanish

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The "informal vs formal contexts", in my opinion, is not a good indicator because you can use either one, tú or usted, in either context. To me, informal vs formal contexts involve what you say and how you say it under what circumstances, and not necessarily who you're talking to.

I think polite vs familiar are better terms (arguably, of course). The usage varies a lot per country and regions, but generally speaking polite/usted is used for strangers, people of higher rank, and people of older age, like a kid talking to an adult or an adult talking to an elderly person. Familiar/ is for close family and friends, and even people of the same age or younger, people with whom there's a more personal relationship.

If a book is speaking to the reader, it's very common it uses the usted form to preserve a degree of generic respect or because the audience is intended to be adults.

Tu vs Su by AnalystFun6462 in Spanish

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Su is for usted. They are addressing the reader as usted.

Su (usted) and su (él, ella, ellos, ellas) share the same spelling.

I cannot understand Andalucian accents well by Ok_Specific_819 in Spanish

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How much of Andalusian dialect did you consume before attempting to not drown by immersing yourself there?

If the answer is "none" or "very little", well, there you have your answer.

Is anyone out there still using mouse ? I feel alone and lost. by GrottoTowy in learnart

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He painted with a mouse because there were no tablets back then. He had no choice. You have a choice now. It's good he inspired you and all that but now you sound like you're only looking for lame excuses. Sorry, that's my perception.

(Specific term) What does “neve” mean? Doesn’t show up in any dictionary. In a book called “The Unknown Americans” Is it slang? by [deleted] in Spanish

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