Tag Archives: Spanish

The pressures and realities of raising bilingual kids

One of my reasons to move to Puerto Rico was so my kids could learn Spanish. A Bilingual school – or even a monolingual Spanish school – was extremely appealing. We found the perfect one. Over the years, I’ve kept … Continue reading

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Bigoted or not?

I hate seeing posts like this. They make me so mad I think those who author them must be narrow minded, selfish, and non-understanding. I came across this particular post a few days ago on Facebook. It immediately sparked feelings … Continue reading

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More Puerto Rican Spanish

Tu sabe? My high school Spanish teacher would’ve given me zero points if I put this on my homework. But today I heard it on the radio.  It is a combination of the formal and informal. Puerto Ricans drop their … Continue reading

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Buen Provecho

Saying Buen provecho to people eating food is like saying bon appetit in French. I thought it was like, “Enjoy your meal” like we’d say in English, but I looked online and a ‘very’ knowledgeable random dude on a forum … Continue reading

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I can’t be myself

I’ve made a few awesome friends here, of which I am so happy. But I’m not sure any of them have seen the true me. The me that I’ve worked so hard to release from my cocoon of shyness that … Continue reading

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Google translate 

I love Star Trek. Dare I admit, I was obsessed in high school. (Yes I’ve been to conventions). My iPhone cover looks like a triquarter. So needless to say, the fact that I can whip out my phone and find … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: Top Ten Things That Matter, Six Months Later

\One experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa\Montreal My family moved from Madison, Wisconsin to Montreal, Quebec last August.  Here are my TOP TEN THINGS THAT MATTER, SIX MONTHS LATER: The farmer’s market is open all year-round and I know how … Continue reading

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Spanish back home

We spent about 2 weeks in Wisconsin over Christmas and New Years. Just enough time to hit some of our old jaunts, visit with family and friends and catch the flu. yeah. We stayed in a hotel in Madison instead … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: Kissing Perfect Strangers

\One experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Laura\Mayaguez How do the locals greet each other? Men shake hands with other men. Women give a little kiss on the right cheek.  I assume men and women kiss likewise but I don’t … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: English as a Second Language, UPDATE!

\One experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Laura\Mayaguez What have you been doing to practice your new language since you moved? Listening to Pimsler audios but that didn’t usually work very well with screaming kids in the background. I have … Continue reading

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