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Espanol Blog Post 2

    • Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner

      - I spoke with two people but I forgot to screenshot my other chat because I accidentally quitted out of it. I had a nice long conversation with Rafael from Brazil in spanish. He was helping me a lot too but anyway, the chat that I've screenshot is the one below. His name is Vidal and he was from Venezuela. 

    • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

      - I learned that he doesn't like running and he loves walking because he thinks it's relaxing.. I also learned that he likes learning new languages, he is currently learning japanese. I learned a couple of new words, 

    • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?

      - Last week, I posted my blogpost saying I wanted to have an conversation and record it but I wasn't able to do that but I skimmed through sharedtalk. I really liked how you get to meet new people and they were really friendly. So I chose to chat with them and they helped me with asking questions and awkward phrasings. 

    • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

      - I tried to keep my conversation going and for some part, I didn't know what else to ask because I ran out of questions to ask. Therefore, for next week, I'm definitely going to have a list of questions that I'd ask before talking to someone. 

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Goal #4: Be Natural

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    -I spoke with a guy who name is Luis Angel. The reason why I chose to speak with him is because he's from Mexico. All my other conversations were from people who lives in Spain.

  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
    I learned that he's a very happy person. He's the type of person that always has a smile, no matter what. He doesn't like to be sad. Even at the toughest times, he wants to smile.

  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
    Well, my goal was to be natural with my conversation, it worked kind of well, but not really. During the time that I was talking to him, I was super happy and it was interesting to talk to a person who was also happy. What a coincident! I tried to natural with my typing and not having to double think about what to say, but when I did that, my sentence didn't make sense ): it sucked, but he corrected me.

  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
    I think I did well on pushing myself to say the right things.

  • What specifically do you need to improve on? 
    When I try to say a lot, I get all mixed up. So maybe I should stick with what I know instead of jamming a whole bunch of words together. 
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Maggie's 2nd blog post


  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with Cristy. She lives in Chile. I chose her because I liked her name and I knew she spoke Spanish.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    She was good at spanish, but needed help with her English. I learned a couple things from her. She helped me spell. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    It helped me speak more spanish and try not to use a translator. Having her there to help me made me more confident. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I didn't translate. I did use word reference though. But for individual words, not whole phrases. 
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

    I would like to try to keep the conversation going. 
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Español Conversation

Preguntas

¿Cómo hago insultar personas, yo quiero aprender cómo a usa ironía y aprende cómo usar sufijos correcto en español?

 

¿Que tipo de limpieza expresión, tono y rapidez yo tengo quein yo insulto personas estar comico?

 

¿Cómo hago usa ironía para comedia?

 

¿Que son algunos chistes común que use ironía en un comico forma?

 

¿Es hay un especial forma ecribir plabras con sufijos? ¿Es hay un principio para sufijos?

 

 

 

Conversation


I'm Red, Partner is blue 

hola

hola :)

como estas puedo pedir tu algunos preguntas en cómo hago insultar personas, íronía y sufijos en español

 

pues es muy dificot por que  hay un montón de maneras de insultar una persona.

puedas dece mi algunos forma a insulta personas

pero por que ceres insulta una persona?

 

penso lo haría esta diversión a hace diversión de personas en español

pero eso es malo >:-)

lo es pero no cuido y yo uso les cuando personas deces insultas a me

Pues si quieres que te tiga las malas palpras?

palabras*

yo quieres solo chistes pero no cuido si tu diga mi palabras malas

no se tegon chistes :\ !

tu tienes malas palabras

no muchos. pero no te quiero decir, por que es malo

so

así

¿hola?

si?

no se mala palbras

perdon

puedas enseña me cómo usar ironía o sufijos

cuando estas ablando de una nena, usas la "a" como, "ella es bonita" y cuando estas ablando de una nene usas "o" el es bonito"

so tu cambias la letra passado de la palabra para un sufijo

o ironia

 

Hola

 

¿Hola como estas?

 

Muy bien que haces aprender sobre hoy

 

Yo quiero aprender sobre sufijos.

 

Puedo ayuda tu con que

 

¿Gracias es hay un reglas para aprender sufijos?

 

Sí en ingles hay es un raíz palabras para el sifijo en español lo es el mismo

 

¿Puedas usa un ejemplo de sufijos?

 

Sí, pero algunos sufijos cambia el sentido de la palabra todo. Algunos sufijos son –ado y ada es –ed in ingles, para –ly lo es –mente y para palabras que refera a algo menor son –ito, -ita, -cito, -illo, -zuelo. Estos son solo algunos de el sufijos pero son comun en espanol

 

¿Que es el otro sufijos?

 

Hay es mucho mas pero algunos cambia sentido de la palabra.

 

Oh gracias para su ayuda.

 

 

 

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Blog #2

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

    I spoke with the same person I did for the first blog. His name is Alex, and he's from Columbia. 
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    For this conversation, we were speaking about a few different things. He was telling me about how he admired the United States... a lot. And we talked about his favorite food... which happened to be American food, and Columbian food. And we talked about movies. 

  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    With this only being our second conversation, I wasn't as nervous as before. But, he noticed that my responses were better than before. I feel a bit more confident in asking questions and replying. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I did better with asking questions, and being able to reply without much hesitation. 
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

    I think I should start making a little list of things to talk about during the conversations. 

    *Because my person is trying to learn English, he was responding to my questions in English.*
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Blog post 3

Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner

I spoke with Thea a senior at SLA. She is one of my friends who is fluent in Spanish and I felt comfortable talking to.

What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

She is reading a new comic series, I learned that talking to someone you know vs someone on livemocha is easier to keep a conversation because you know the basics about them.

Partner Samella

Donde es Brasil


Goal: Asking follow up questions.

How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?

I learned new things about Brazil and asked questions as much as I could about her and her college. Although  Some stuff I sai in english because she was learning english.

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on?

I did well asking questions about her college and how she likes it. Wanted to ask others but she had to go when I thought of a good question.

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Who did I speak to and why did I choose that person? 
I spoke to Elizabeth from Venezuela and I picked her because like I said in class back then, I am more comfortable to speak to girls than speaking to guys. I also like her because she's nice and we're both learning how to speak different language. Me spanish, and her english. Our conversation was pretty brief because she said that she have to help her mom on something. She's pretty proficient in English already so she pretty much helped me the whole time. 


How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

Talking to her helped me to speak spanish sort of fluently. I know I still have some problems on how to construct a good and grammatically correct sentence. But she helped me a lot and she even helped me to use some new vocabularies. 

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? 

The conversation was not awkward and kind of monotone-ish. Both of us are asking and answering things rather than one person doing the whole interaction. 

What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again) 

I still need to speak Spanish fluently. 
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El Segundo Conversación

Goal of this conversation: Learning about culture

Las Preguntas

¿Cómo es tu vida differente porque a tu cultura?

¿Que tipo a tradiciónes tu familia tiene?

¿Que tipo a actividades están común en tu cultura?

¿Que comida están común en tu cultura?

¿ Que te gusta a mayoría de eres Puerto Rican?


Transcript

Yo-Tengo muchas preguntas de tu cultura pero son simples. Primero,cómo es tu vida differente porque a tu cultura?

Ella-Mi cultura es de africano americano y puerto riqueño.Yo no hables español en mi casa con mi familia pero nostros comien pastelillos tostones y otros como de puerto rico mucho.

Yo-Yo veo.La pregunta próximo es similar a tu habla.¿Que tipo a tradiciónes tu familia tiene?

Ella-Comieron comida de puerto rico y bailan mucho como salsa y regetton.Yo me gusta prince royce y enrique inglesias cuando ellos hablen y cantaron en español.

Yo-Si, yo sé.Tan la activadad común en tu cultura es bailar y la comida común es pastelillos tostones.¿Que más?pollo?arroz?

Ella-si si,arroz con frijoles,flan, y arroz con leche.

Yo-Son muy deliciosos.jaja.Esta bien.La pregunta último es que te gusta a mayoría de eres Puerto Rican?

Ella-Yo nunca había estado en Puerto Rico, así que no sé. Pero por lo que mi familia me dice es que es hermoso y espero visitarlo pronto.

Yo-Esta Bien. Gracias Chica!


Reflection:

For my second conversation I again talked to Brianna Perrin.In this conversation I learned more about Brianna's culture. She is Puerto Rican and I learned about some of the traditions that her and her family have. I also learned some of the common foods in her culture. When I was coming up with the questions I realized that I forgot some basic words so this conversation was a nice refresher. I'm proud that I could keep the conversation going with saying more than just "esta bien" even though I did say it once. My improvement for the next time is to ask questions that will carry on a longer conversation.


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Danny- 2nd conversación

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with a man by the name of Luis and he was from Mexico. I chose this person because he was close to my age (21) 
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    He wasn't very good at english and when speaking to him he didn't seem to practice his english, rather he spoke spanish the whole time. He wants to learn english because he likes our music (eminem, linkin park, etc.) 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    Well the fact that he spoke only spanish forced me to not work with english at all, which was a bit challenging and i found myself quickly going to word reference to reply back to him. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I was able to improve on my vocabulary. 
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

    I would like to work a little on my conjugations and make sure I am getting them in the right tenses. 
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Negative space

​Negative space is a art term. It is the space around an object. Negative space is hard for me because I can not drawl. Negative to some people is an illusion, especially to me, because it is how the mind works. It comes to some people with more of an understanding, like my first project, i couldn't do i struggled. But i am trying to get an idea. I currently do not have my first paper, but I have the second one.

My paper is a picture of a bird, maybe a owl but that is less important.  My colors were orange and green. 
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Slang

Las palabras in Ingles y en Español tienen múltiple significados.


En España, las palabras y los phrases tienen dos significados:


Boligrafo = Boli

Gazpacho= (bad situation)

Matar = Molestar

Movil= Cell Phone. "Un celluar" es muy extraño in Espana

Ni fu in Fa = No me importa

Ojo= Cuidado

Pasta= Dinero

Tio=  Un hombre

Vale= Ok

¡Venga, hombre!= es similar de "Cool story bro"

Es importane que, multiple significados cambiar todos conversacions en differente  paises.

(http://www.humanities.uci.edu/spanish/spain-slang.htm)





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MPyfrom- El Proyecto de Conversacíon (Parte Dos)

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​This week I took the challenge of having a conversation about life in another speaking country. I chose to have this conversation with my friend Prisilla. I asked her questions about life in Puerto Rica. To prepare for this conversation I made pre-made questions so I be ready to start the conversation appropriately. Soon after I let the conversation kind of go in its on direction. I learned a lot about my friend because of this successful conversation. 
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Blog Post 2 Mohamed Marzouk

Mohamed- Hola

Michelle- Hola, como tu ta'

Mohamed- Bien

Michelle- Muy bien, lunfardo 

Mohamed- Es slangCaimán—Lazy person

or
Calzonazo—Lazy man

or you could also use: Pipón—Lazy person

http://www.spanish-slang.com/


In Spain you can say you are “floja / flojo” – lazy

or  “un huevón / una huevona” – lazy person / layabout (derogatory)

In Puerto rico you might say “Bambalan” – Lazy Bum

On the other hand, in Argentina they have q very nice, but rude, expression: “rascarse [ps-ref v] [rude] lit. to scratch oneself; to do nothing useful, to be lazy, to lie around wasting time.”

I hope this helps for the start about how to say lazy in Spanish slang! Cheers, Chris

Spanish slang can be seen in multiple ways through different types of 

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Blog Post 2-Dance Culture In Puerto Rico

​I decided to stay with my same question...Dance Culture in different parts of the world. I believe that my conversation will be smooth and they will jump right in about dance culture. I know that a lot of Spanish speaking countries are very influenced by the arts.

Name:Prisilla Nieves from Puerto Rico

Arlana:Hola!

Prisilla:Hola! Como estas?

Arlana:Bien y tu?

Prisilla:Bien

Arlana:Donde eres?

Prisilla:Soy del Norte de Puerto Rico. En la cuidad de Arecibo pero conocido en alguna parte como Camuy, Puerto Rico.

Arlana: Vale! Jaja

Arlana: Baile en Puerto Rico es gusta...

Prisilla:El baile mas tradicional en Puero Rico seria la Salsa. Aunque se origeno en otro lugar, Puerto Rico tiene muchos salseros y es uno de los bailes mas famosos en la isla.No me recuerdo del primer baile que aprendi, pero se que yo bailaba mucha bachata y reggaeton antes.Ahorra que apredi salsa, me gusta bailarlo. Y si voy a una fiesta, lo bailo. La gente aveces me preguntan de donde apredi eso. Y digo que aprendi como bailar salsa en Puerto Rico.


Arlana:Gracias de tu tiempo!

Prisilla:De nada.



Reflection:
I learned that my partner believes her culture for dance is traditional. They really appreciate salsa and that is like a very famous dance in Puerto Rico.I am proud I have gotten a first hand experience from someone who has lived in Puerto Rico and seen these type of traditions going on. I will ask more follow up questions.
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Español 3 Q4BM Semana #3

Meaningful Questions and points:

  1. What is your native language? 
  2. Was it difficult learning a new language? 
  3. What are some things you remember from your experience of learning a new language? 
  4. Have you kept your native language, and or passed it down to other generations? 
  5. What were some benefits or downfalls  in your life growing up in a bilingual home? 
  6. What were some difficulties in attending school or work when english was not the primary language spoken at home? 
  7. How has learning two languages helped your life?

    Este audio es de los preguntas ariba. Yo hablo con una de los estudiantes de SLA, quien sabia español. Este audio es de Natalie
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Allen - Conversacíon Post 2

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with a guy named Emilio. I picked him because he was around my age group, and he was from Spain, I felt like speaking to someone who wasn't from South America. 
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    He had very fluent english, the guy likes videogames, not necessarily first person shooters. A fan of action movies, those much like The Terminator, also fight movies, his favorite is "Fight Club." 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    I think this time the conversation went more fluent, the guy had some similar interests with me, so it was easier to reply. I think I constructed my sentences better, and in some points I even decided to take out unnecessary words so that the vibe of the conversation was more casual. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I improved on my vocabulary even more than before. I also think the conjugation got better. 
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

    It would be on the conjugations and I'm still struggling with some grammatical errors. "No puede espara "The Dark Knight Rises" 

    Yes, the man cursed a lot. 
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Proyecto de Conversación: Keep It Going

Annisa Ahmed
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Conversation Project: Week Two

Antes de Conversación:
What will your topic of conversation be?
    Unsure. I just want to play with it and see where it goes.
What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
    Again, I want to keep the conversation going and see if I can speak less English and replace it with Spanish.
What are your nervous about?

    Last time, my pen-pal said I spoke fine however, I am still not certain I could ever be up to par with her.

Después de Conversación:
Who did you speak with and why did you choose them?
     In class, a couple days, I found Alexis Correa and we continue from last week's convo.
What did you learn about them?
    She still does not believe that I am allowed to speak to her while in Spanish class.
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your goal?
    We exchanged information so, we can talk whenever.
What did you do well according to your goals?
    Umm, well, we did not have much time, but I did make her laugh, which I am sure it is an added plus.
What specifically do you need to improve on?
   More questions, of course.
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Third Conversation

Partners Name: Theadora Farah

City y Country: Philadelphia, USA

 

 

I was having a hard time the last two weeks keeping the conversation going so that is my big goal for this week. I think I did that well.

 

 


Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner

I spoke with Thea a senior at SLA. She is one of my friends who is fluent in Spanish and I felt comfortable talking to.

What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

She is reading a new comic series, I learned that talking to someone you know vs someone on livemocha is easier to keep a conversation because you know the basics about them.

How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?

I realized that my personal goals would be hard to gain through speaking with other people so I created a new goal of just gaining confidence and learning to keep a conversation flowing, which I was able to do.

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on?

I did well though I was trying to do the “Do not use word reference challenge” and failed after only a little bit. 

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conversation with sorollexiste

​i'm talked to sorollexiste. he and i are still talking. When we started talking we did it on a chat but he had to go and i accidentally close the chat window. so we had to start the conversation over again. i was happy that he was willing to start the conversation over again. he was very cool and nice but we are still talking.


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Conversations (Week 2) - Cheyenne Pagan

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Asking questions works and I'm most surprised by my ability to understand and read what they are saying. I assume it's easier to have a conversation with someone compared to reading something is because just like us even everyday talking we do not use complex sentences or words. 

I'm finding it difficult to get to my more complex questions because even though I'm writing in Spanish the person on the other end usually takes a bit to answer not including the minute or two it takes for me to come out with the question or response. 

It's not working as well as I'd hope. I really would like to ask some more difficult and interesting questions. I think to help this I could write the more difficult questions down in advanced so I'd have a template or a base to go off of. I think this will help me steer the conversation in the direction I want it to go and make the conversation move on faster so I can accomplish those things. 
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J.Pullins, Blog Post #2, The Films of Spain

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My conversations continued on the topic of the films of Spain. I received a new partner, because when I tried to get in touch with my previous partner, I was thoroughly ignored.

Here, you can see that not only do we keep the conversation in Spanish the entire time, but I also try to delve into my topic, which was the film culture. My partner, who's a college student in Spain, told me that he and his friends try to go to movie theaters as often as possible, as they use films and the culture as a momentary escape from reality.

I was highly intrigued by his statement, and I thought it was a highly interesting analysis.
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blog #1

I talked to DeShawn M. about what she thinks of learning Spanish. She told me that when she was in middle school she tried to learn Spanish, but no one thought her right. This made her not want to learn Spanish at all. That is what we manly talked about.
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conversation

i spoke with Sayfddin from tanger who i meant on share talk. he was 26 and claimed to be a rapper. the conversation was very nice and i feel like i accomplished my goal of holding a conversation past hola como estas.
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