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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Subject: Spanish in other countries
Question: I own a Spanish teaching disc set and it teaches the type of Spanish spoken in Spain. If I learn from this, will it be difficult to communicate with Spanish speakers in Mexico?

From: Reggie
Date: 02-Sep-2013
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  1. Re: Spanish in other countries    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (04-Sep-2013)

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