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Sep 07 2010

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nshevche

COLOMBIAN EXPRESSIONS

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IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTICE HOW IN SPANISH AS IN ENGLISH THERE ARE SOME EXPRESSIONS THAT DESPITE THE FACT THAT ARE COMMON NOT MANY FOREIGN PEOPLE KNOW THEM, THIS USUALLY HAPPENS BECAUSE THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FORMAL AND INFORMAL LANGUAGE AND IN ORDER TO MANAGE A LANGUAGE PROPERLY YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF THIS CHANGES. FOR EXAMPLE NOT ALL THE TIME PEOPLE SPEAK IN A VERY FORMAL WAY SOMETIMES THEY JUST PLAY WITH SOME WORDS AND THEN IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF A CONVERSATION IF YOU ARE NOT USE TO HEARING THIS KIND OF THINGS. NEXT YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF EXPRESSIONS THAT ARE REALLY COMMON IN COLOMBIA AND THAT MANY PEOPLE USE IN THE STREETS OR WHEN THEY ARE TALKING TO SOMEONE ELSE. THESE EXPRESSIONS ARE SOMETIMES KNOWN IN SOUTH AMERICA BUT SOME OTHER TIMES IT IS DIFFICULT EVEN FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER WHEN SPEAKING BECAUSE THEIR BACKGROUND IS NOT THE SAME. SO HERE IS THE LIST IN CASE YOU FIND SOME PROBLEMS TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE EXPRESSIONS CONTACT ME OR POST A COMMENT AND I WILL EXPLAIN THE WHOLE MEANING…

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Sep 07 2010

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zgarrett

Argentina Greets Willamette Community!

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Hola a todos!!! :) Soy Melina y soy Asistente de Español. I’m here to help you with your Spanish lessons.
I come from a special country which has a variety of landscapes, music, people, foods and drinks. One of the most important characteristics of Argentina is Tango. It’s a typical hot dancing well known in the rest of the world. Here you have just a bit of “tango”… watch the video and have fun!!!

Pa BailarThe most amazing bloopers are here
Pa BailarClick here for another funny movie.

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