Maladjusted?

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Hola!!  Como esta??  Como te llama??  Me llama Laura!! 

We don’t need no stiiiiinnkiiiing badges…

No I’m not have a meltdown – I’m going to Cuba.  And in preparation for my epic trip I’m attempting to pick up a few palabras in Spanish.

I’m not feeling hopeful.  In a few weeks of study (CD + spanish lessons at the local college) I have not progressed beyond saying my name, where I’m from and ordering beer…and I suspect that I might need a little more than this in order to get by.

Worryingly I also don’t seem to be able to say anything in Spanish without adopting a comedy ‘hey gringo’ Mexican accent. It’s not intentional – it’s just the way my brain makes spanish words come out of my mouth.  I sound like the Mexican bandit from Blazing Saddles.

So, with less than a  month before I depart, please please please if anyone has any advice on how to get some ‘proper’ Spanish into my thick noggin I’d love to hear it.

Otherwise, I fear that I run the risk of spending two weeks sounding like a racist simpleton with a booze problem.

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Written by Lores

April 16, 2011 at 10:44 am

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  1. Hi Lores,

    check out the (free) Podcast “Coffee Break Spanish” on iTunes. There are /- 80 lessons, it’s very good for pronounciation and I guess you could do 3-4 per day because You’re really motivated as it sounds.

    Good luck and have a lovely stay, Marion

    Marion

    April 16, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    • Thanks Marion! I’ll definitely check out the podcast 🙂

      Lores

      April 26, 2011 at 10:29 pm


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