Spanish speaking helpers
I have met a lot of helpful French speakers through Duolingo and am now trying to learn Spanish. Who are knowledgeable Spanish speakers who don't mind answering questions? Someone like French's Sitesurf (honestly, no one can top Sitesurf), but who doesn't mind answering questions and is willing to give articulate advice? The streams are so busy in Spanish, I can't figure out who the experts are. I didn't see any previous links about this topic. Thanks.
There are several very helpful experts here, so my advice to you is just post questions when you have them, and you will see the handful of consistent helpers start answering you. I can help too but I do not claim to be an expert. I just finished my tree last night so I would rate myself somewhere on the upper end of intermediate, I guess
Thanks for the offer. I am working on "Times" and was wondering what the difference between una cita and la fecha was. I gather una cita is an appointment or a date or rendez-vous. La fecha - is that a date on the caledar like May 2nd or can it be a date with your boyfriend/girlfriend?
"La cita" is for the date with your boyfriend/girlfriend and also with the doctor but "la fecha" it's ONLY the date in the calendar like May 2nd "La cita es a las 12 de la tarde" "Tengo una cita con el doctor" "Mi novia y yo tuvimos a una cita" "La fecha de hoy es viernes, 2 de mayo de 2014" "La fecha en que mi novia y yo salimos fue el 2 de agosto"
As cattleRustler says, just ask a specific question and there will likely be a fairly quick response from someone who knows what they are doing, or will link you to an answer. It is often faster to search out the answer yourself on a site line www.studyspanish.vom, however.
Thanks for the info. The discussions are so busy, sometimes it just gets overwhelming looking through all the posts. Thank you for the website. I will check that out.
rspreng is one of the people I had in mind when initially answering you. There are a handful of others in the "consistently helpful group" You will see :)
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Using this site:
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Also you may be interested in these FREE short Spanish Test prepared by Spanish Teachers around the globe. This link has over 1100 short Spanish Proficiency pop quizzes.
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Good luck!! Have a Lingot.
Thanks for the info and the Lingot :) I am a little nervous to try a placement exam, but i suppose it is a good starting place. I really know no Spanish other than the words that have become part of American English and those that I learned on Sesame Street as a child. I can still proudly count 20.