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Vivo en China, ¿pero practico mi español? ¿Qué es eso? (Strangest place you've practiced Spanish?)

I currently live in China, but instead of learning Chinese, I've been practicing Spanish!

Well, of course, that's partially because I met someone in Beijing who speaks Spanish and I've been doing the Duolingo course, so it's the perfect opportunity!

Where's the strangest place you've been able to practice Spanish?

I think my next strangest place was a small town in Iowa, USA that was entirely Spanish-speaking!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/tnel1
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I'll have to think about that....but the strangest place I practiced German was in Spain! I would speak in Spanish, they would reply in German! Oh, and I would speak Spanish during the breaks while I was in school for German in Switzerland. That seemed odd, but lots of Spanish speaking folks are here since the economy is not so good in Spain.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ApparentlyApril

I like that the world has all these weird places for people to practice languages now! I'm an American in China and I met a guy from Mexico/the US and we spoke in Spanish. Obviously his Spanish was much better than mine. XD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gonzalo0984

weird places??? and what do you mean by "american", america is the whole continent, there is not a country called "america"

3 years ago

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People from the United States of America are called American in reference to their nationality.

America is not a continent, nor a country. The United Sates of America is informally referred to as America. North Americans are from the continent of North America. South Americans are from the continent of South America. North and South Americans are from the Americas. Mexicans and Canadians are North American, but not American. People from the USA are both American and North American.

Sorry if it's confusing and/or offensive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_(word)

"In modern English, Americans generally refers to residents of the United States; among native English speakers this usage is almost universal, with any other use of the term requiring specification.[1] However, this default use has been the source of controversy, particularly among Latin Americans, who feel that using the term solely for the United States misappropriates it.[2][3]"

3 years ago

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Although my official nationality, according to my passport, is "USA", which I find hilarious.

I could theoretically be a United Statesian, but I think calling it the United States of America made it a lot harder to make it a nationality. I try to avoid telling people I'm American, but since I've traveled, a lot of people accept "America" as the USA. North America is the continent, but America is a shorter way of saying the United States of AMERICA.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ApparentlyApril

There is a country called the United States of America. I could be United States of American, but that seems a bit excessive. I'm honestly not sure what else to call it. American is the only thing that is logical and not a massive mouthful. Also, what treehopr said.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adina_atl

I wasn't practicing Spanish, but I helped a Spanish speaker practice English while we were both swimming in about 20 feet (6 meters) of water.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/masonlee0

Texas ya'll.This is the best place to learn spanish....

3 years ago