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Old 01-06-2009, 10:01 PM   #16
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I can read it and speak it well, but I'm not good at hearing it. I know a good bit of it.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:47 AM   #17
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I took 4 years of it and forgot most of what I learned.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:51 AM   #18
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I do speak a little Spanish, as well as some Mexican slang. I grew up in San Diego, not that far from the US/Mexico border.
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I don't speak Spanish and I have no desire to learn. I strongly believe that English should be made the official language of the United States. If I moved to another country, I'd be required to learn their language. It should be the same here.
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I don't speak Spanish and I have no desire to learn. I strongly believe that English should be made the official language of the United States. If I moved to another country, I'd be required to learn their language. It should be the same here.

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Old 01-07-2009, 10:47 AM   #21
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I don't speak Spanish and I have no desire to learn. I strongly believe that English should be made the official language of the United States. If I moved to another country, I'd be required to learn their language. It should be the same here.
Wow. It's not about making you speak a different language, it's about educating yourself about the world that you live in. If you ever took a vacation to a Spanish-speaking country, wouldn't you want to know how to at least speak some of the language?

I won't even get into an "official language" debate; I always thought that that was born out of insecurity. But if you feel that everybody who comes here should be made to learn English, what are they supposed to do until they do learn English? And as far as you moving to another country, 9 out of 10, if you moved to France or Spain or somewhere like that, you'd probably get off very well without being fluent in their language.
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I know a few words, but I'm not fluent and I don't even want to be!
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I wish I did, so I could understand Gregory Sierra's Spanish rants on Barney Miller, Sanford & Son, and Soap!! But I digress. My dad has actually taught Spanish, as well as German.

There was a storyline on Days of Our Lives years ago where the teenagers went to Puerto Rico for some class trip. One of the kids said, "I only know two words in Spanish - taco and bell."

Don't forget that Ricky Ricardo from "I Love Lucy" will break into Spanish once he gets upset.
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Don't forget that Ricky Ricardo from "I Love Lucy" will break into Spanish once he gets upset.
That's right - those are the only two actors I can think of whose characters were constantly ranting in Spanish when they got upset.
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Wow. It's not about making you speak a different language, it's about educating yourself about the world that you live in. If you ever took a vacation to a Spanish-speaking country, wouldn't you want to know how to at least speak some of the language?

I won't even get into an "official language" debate; I always thought that that was born out of insecurity. But if you feel that everybody who comes here should be made to learn English, what are they supposed to do until they do learn English? And as far as you moving to another country, 9 out of 10, if you moved to France or Spain or somewhere like that, you'd probably get off very well without being fluent in their language.

Agreed.

My issue however is this; Spanish speakers (actually, speakers of various languages) make fun of us when we speak Spanish (or any other language) using our native American accents, yet they speak English according to the pronunciation of THEIR language and expect us to be okay with it.
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Agreed.

My issue however is this; Spanish speakers (actually, speakers of various languages) make fun of us when we speak Spanish (or any other language) using our native American accents, yet they speak English according to the pronunciation of THEIR language and expect us to be okay with it.
Right. It all goes to show that no one should make fun of something as trivial or silly as an accent. Sure, they may sound funny, but it says a lot if a person is too caught listening to how a person talks and not what they're saying, y'know?
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Right. It all goes to show that no one should make fun of something as trivial or silly as an accent. Sure, they may sound funny, but it says a lot if a person is too caught listening to how a person talks and not what they're saying, y'know?

that's right. my friend nayara was talking to this kid at work and he was trying to speak brazilian portuguese to her (her first language) out of respect and all she did after he left was make fun of how bad she thought his accent was. funny, his portuguese accent in my opinion was a million times more native sounding than the accent she speaks english with... hypocrite.
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I don't think that English should be the first official language of the United
States. And besides half of the first U.S.settlers didn't speak English.
The first U.S.citizens were the Indians And the Spanish.Not the Pilgrims.
Yes,I know that you will say Squanto knew English. But,How much English
did he really know? And why should the United States only allow one
language to be officially spoken. The United States is becoming a
''Woven Blanket Of Nationalities.'' So why not give the other creeds
and races the ''Freedom To Speak One's Native Language?''
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The Native Americans and Spanish weren't the first US citizens because at the time, the US didn't exist.
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Wow. It's not about making you speak a different language, it's about educating yourself about the world that you live in. If you ever took a vacation to a Spanish-speaking country, wouldn't you want to know how to at least speak some of the language?

I won't even get into an "official language" debate; I always thought that that was born out of insecurity. But if you feel that everybody who comes here should be made to learn English, what are they supposed to do until they do learn English? And as far as you moving to another country, 9 out of 10, if you moved to France or Spain or somewhere like that, you'd probably get off very well without being fluent in their language.
i agree. with thousands of active languages in the world, it does no harm to learn to communicate with fellow mankind, which doesn't have to require moving to another country. i live close to the mexico border and there are people going back and forth all the time just for day-long trips. while i don't think it should be required by law or anything, i think it's great for bordering countries to know some fundamentals of each other's primary languages.
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