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 My thirty-years-agone Spanish fluency has returned to my lips well enough to talk to the Spanish-only-speaking gardener.  And I don't mean point and grunt, I mean "Could you dig this up?" and "They told me it would die", as well as understanding the gardener's questions about what to do, and remembering past tense and conditional.

This makes me ridiculously happy.  I'm sure my accent is still terrible, but at least I can converse on basic subjects.

Date: 2017-05-23 05:08 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Haruspex: Autumn War)
From: [personal profile] sovay
I mean "Could you dig this up?" and "They told me it would die", as well as understanding the gardener's questions about what to do.

That is excellent.

Date: 2017-05-23 05:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilysea
Yay! ^_^

Date: 2017-05-23 05:26 pm (UTC)
oracne: turtle (Default)
From: [personal profile] oracne
Awesome!

Date: 2017-05-23 07:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] julian
Hey. Rock on. That's pretty great.

(My tenses only occasionally come back to me, but I imagine if given enough reason to, or rather, enough practice, they might.)

Date: 2017-05-24 05:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nineweaving
Well done!

My sole linguistic triumph has been to ask (in high-school French), "How much is that hedgehog in the window?" I couldn't remember the word for "teapot." But an entire conversation, with tenses? Non.

Nine

Date: 2017-06-01 05:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ethelmay
The one with the waggly spines?

Date: 2017-06-01 08:11 pm (UTC)
nineweaving: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nineweaving
Oh, well riposted! I wish my staircase had given me that.

Nine

Date: 2017-05-25 01:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kernezelda
Excellente! I've lost so much of my high school Spanish, but I find myself (poorly) conjugating random verbs now and again.

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