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Thoughts on the Flirting Bonus

The Spanish culture is sometimes different from the French culture when it comes to dating and flirting practices and even eye contact. I wasn't raised in the Spanish culture although I was exposed to it when I visited my grandparents and relatives. The restrictions were not as tight as they might be in some extremely strict families. My grandmother was more traditional than my mother. In my family, the line was drawn at touching, and at a certain point, definitely a permanent commitment. That flirting bonus could get somebody in trouble in a foreign country. I just showed it to my husband. I wanted him to see what I was doing. Actually he was able to translate some sentences in the immersion better than I could. In some cultures, just looking at a man without the parents' or boyfriend's or spouse's approval could come with a severe penalty. Also everyone in the family knew everything that was happening too. I am sure that somebody will recommend another title for this post. I'll consider your recommendations when I hear your comments.

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I sure hope nobody takes the flirting bonus skill seriously! It's really just meant to be funny, I think. Hopefully nobody would actually use such cheesy lines. =D

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Reply3 years ago

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Just looking at a man? Are you talking about a Muslim country?

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Reply13 years ago

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No, not necessarily, however some people are more traditional in respect to their religion and culture. Also gossip can be annoying.

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Reply3 years ago

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"In some cultures, just looking at a man without the parents' or boyfriend's or spouse's approval could come with a severe penalty." It doesn't really matter if it is religion or culture at fault. It sounds to me like the thing to do is to find a way to escape.

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Reply3 years ago

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I'm not going to delete this post; however, I am no longer really concerned about that particular bonus. I completed it and found some practical phrases as well as others that did make me laugh. I have been working on Duolingo at least since last summer. He is fully aware that the questions are computer generated.

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Reply3 years ago

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I suppose you could re-title it "Thoughts on the Flirting Bonus" and then ask what others think. Good luck!

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Reply3 years ago

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Although my life is not nearly as strict, this website does attract an international audience from a variety of backgrounds. All students who study a particular chapter or bonus will probably be introduced to the same material either initially or later during review. After one completes the basics, one can later decide what to use during a conversation. No, I neither want or need to escape from my personal situation. Forgive me for overreacting..

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Reply3 years ago

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Forgive me if I no longer recall what any of this was about. :) But how's the French and Spanish going? :) Any luck with the flirting? ;)

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Reply3 years ago

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In the French, I finished four lessons on the arts In Spanish, i am ready to start the chapter on People. If I do them too close to each other, i get them mixed up. I just reviewed another lesson with my mother in Spanish this past weekend. In May we will be going to visit my mother and my husband's family and friends in our hometown. This summer we plan to visit Acadia National Park in Maine, for our belated 30th wedding anniversary. We're waiting until the days are warm and everything is in full bloom

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Reply3 years ago

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Oh nice! :) I understand, the upside with Romance languages is they help you with each other, the downside is they can easily confuse you. I am afraid someday I'll end up speaking a mix of Spanish/Italian/French altogether! :) Happy belated wedding anniversary to you and your husband! :)

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Reply3 years ago

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At one time, southeastern France was Italian. France also shares its borders with Spain and Andorra in the south, and Italy, Germany, and Switzerland to the East, and England and Belgium to the North. My husband bought me Rick Steeve's Europe DVD (80 episodes) collection for Christmas. Sometimes we watch Masterpiece Theater and other historical movies together also.

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