https://www.duolingo.com/tbarasmussen

Experience using Spanish in Spain

I've been in Spanish in three weeks, and I just came home yesterday. In fact I've been using Spanish more than expected:

  • I used Spanish to order at restaurants, sometimes on behalf of parts of my faily (9 persons) too. In fact some workers started speaking Spanish to the rest of my family that had no clue about they were saying.

  • I used Spanish to tell how ineffective things were at Burger King, where I was skipped in the queue twice. I was so angry I messed up some basic grammar - but they understood me.

  • I used Spanish to asks question in Carrefour warehouse about their confusing loality programme. At least I found out I had no benefits since I do not buy things there often enough.

  • I used Spanish to find out practical things, such as closing times and ticket conditicions.

  • I will use Spanish to send a mail to Burger King about my bad experience...

4 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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You learned Spanish on Duo or outside?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tbarasmussen

Both, but mostly Duolingo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/louis1010

As far as I'm aware Duolingo Spanish is South American Spanish (I may be wrong) so was there any miscommunication or was it pretty easy to understand the different dialect? Also well done on being able to talk about all those things above!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavmarx
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People tend to think that Latin American Spanish and European Spanish are very different when in fact they have little differences. I assure you that if you learn Latin American Spanish you will have more trouble understanding the dialects of the different Latin American countries than understanding European Spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erinwalter892

I thought that since it was the Spanish flag it would be European Spanish. The two are pretty similar, though, so you'd definitely be able to communicate in both regions.o

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tbarasmussen

No problems there, but they might come later when I start to speak more Spanish. Thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ninutsa1

It's really nice to practice Spanish in Spain it doesn't matter it's one month or three weeks, when you get in the environment of the country of which language you study it's really great for coming over language barriers...

4 years ago
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