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Have you ever studied Spanish language?

¡Hola! or... Hello! I couldn't wait to post a poll, in fact my first poll, and here I am. As my native language is Spanish, and I am also teaching Spanish online, I thought it could be great if you can tell us about your Spanish language knowledge. Spanish language has, for some reason, become quite popular in some countries. I guess this is due to the influence of "música latina", Latin music, which, by the way, I like a lot! I have prepared several answers, hope any of them can define your Spanish language level. Thanks!

No, never, and I wont.

1 votes / 9% 1 votes / 9 %

No, never, but maybe one day Who knows

3 votes / 27% 3 votes / 27 %

Yes, I studied some Spanish at school.

2 votes / 18% 2 votes / 18 %

Yes, I studied some Spanish at High School.

1 votes / 9% 1 votes / 9 %

Yes, I studied some Spanish at College.

2 votes / 18% 2 votes / 18 %

Yes, I studied Spanish using free resources on the internet.

2 votes / 18% 2 votes / 18 %

Yes, I studied Spanish with a personal teacher.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes
This poll has received 11 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

MandyG wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:01 PM

I am studying Spanish because I am living in Mexico!

Angeles wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:07 PM

Oh, really? Maybe that's the best way to learn Spanish, as you have Spanish speakers all around to practice, I guess! Apart from the motivation one may have to understand and be understood emoticon :smile:

maramadalina wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:07 PM

I've never studied Spanish but I know Spanish. emoticon :smile: Some years ago I was in Spain for a documentary and I learned Spanish from people there.

kcmaice wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:08 PM

I remember a few words from when I was in school and from a friend I had when I was young. I want to learn more.

Angeles wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:11 PM

Wow! I wish I could have learned English that way! I think that way of learning is more close to real language knowledge! So, may I ask, where in Spain did you live? emoticon :smile:

Angeles wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:14 PM

Wanting to learn more is a good start! By the way, feel free to ask me anything concerning Spanish language! emoticon :winking:

maramadalina wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:17 PM

I had provided accommodation in Madrid because the documentary was about the football team Real Madrid. emoticon :smile: I liked your country and Spanish language. For me it was easy to learn it because I'm from Romania.

Angeles wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:19 PM

Oh, Madrid!! Great city! And Real Madrid team! Although, to be honest, I don't like football, it is an international team, quite important here too. And, by the way! I was told Romanian language has a lot to do with Spanish language, as both have origins in Latin language! Good!

nbaquero wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:08 PM

Angeles I can't answers this poll, since Spanish is my first language, and I can't find that option LOL! Nice to see you are already experimenting with all the features this site has to offer!

Angeles wrote on January 3, 2015, 11:41 AM

Hi, nbaquero! LOL! Of course, I should have add an option for native speakers!And yes, I´m getting familiar with the site. Looks great!

Anja wrote on January 3, 2015, 1:38 PM

I voted that I studied some at school but that is only partially true. I took one night course to keep my mom company, but I had already taught myself more Spanish than they learned in that introductory course. I learned from books and watching Spanish televisions shows for children that were often half in Spanish and half in English.

nbaquero wrote on January 3, 2015, 7:36 PM

Angeles No problem. You are actually well ahead on the learning curve, I must say!

nbaquero wrote on January 3, 2015, 7:40 PM

Anja Are you referring to Dora the Explorer?
You commet reminded me of many of my friends wanting to learn Spanish, they tune to watch Soap Operas, and told me they actually learned a lot from them. Go figure emoticon :winking:

Anja wrote on January 3, 2015, 9:46 PM

No, this was a long time ago and the shows were not cartoons. They were Carrascolendas and Villa Allegre. Those helped me with my accent and learning to hear it properly. I studied French for three years in school and I can read, write and speak, but I am lost if they start to speak. You don't learn to hear at speed in school. I am studying Danish right now, which is a bigger challenge, because they have no accent. None. My tongue is used to Latin languages, lol.

nbaquero wrote on January 4, 2015, 6:38 AM

OK, you are a polyglot then. How nice, I am always wanted to learn a 3rd language, but I have been a little bit lazy on that front. Probably this year I will put some time towards learning Portuguese or French.

scheng1 wrote on January 4, 2015, 7:43 AM

No reason for me to learn since I cannot use it anywhere in the country, and neighboring countries.

k2705 wrote on January 4, 2015, 7:55 AM

We covered it a bit once in school but never been very good at kanguages.

msiduri wrote on January 4, 2015, 12:10 PM

I studied French in high school, learned some German from family and took a couple of semesters of Spanish in college. But I live in California. How can on do that an NOT lean a little Spanish, if only by osmosis?

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 4, 2015, 1:23 PM

I studied for a year in college. I don't remember a thing. I went to Sweden for a month though, and I remember way more Swedish.

Angeles wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:34 PM

Thanks! Anyway, as I am usually focused on English (most of the times) speakers wanting to learn Spanish, that's why I didn't even think about native speakers! emoticon :smile:

Angeles wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:38 PM

I am also starting to learn some German, thought it is incredible difficult! Well, my list also includes Russian and Chinese! Oh, my God! LOL

Angeles wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:39 PM

WOW, you learned it all by yourself! That's great! But I agree with you, studied a language at school doesn't teach you to understand how real people speak in real situations!

Angeles wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:40 PM

I cannot use English or French, or even German here in my country, but when you study a new language you can also learn about the culture, customs and lots of new things.

Angeles wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:42 PM

Well, it is never too late, and you can learn at your own pace using lots of free resources on the net!

Anja wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:44 PM

I love Russian. It's a language you can really get your mouth around. It's very full and rich. But weird. I know I could never learn Chinese.

Angeles wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:47 PM

By osmosis! LOL emoticon :smile: So you are a poliglot! I have to be that one day! I also studied French and school and high school, but you know, when you don't practice a language, it is so easy to lose vocabulary!

Angeles wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:48 PM

Swedish! Do you speak Swedish? I was told it is quite a difficult language!

msiduri wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:42 PM

No, I could hardly call myself a polyglot. But wouldn't that be nice! I know some family German, which is mostly dialect, as is turns out. I'd have to study German before I could speak German to someone who didn't speak English. Interesting responses you're getting in your poll.

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 4, 2015, 5:03 PM

I wouldn't say I speak Swedish. I used to be able to get the gist of what people were saying, but I know more than I know Spanish. It's less difficult than Spanish to me because the grammar makes more sense and it's closer to English. I like Germanic languages over Latin because they're more like English in my opinion.

JustMe wrote on January 4, 2015, 5:09 PM

I am fluent in Spanish. My parents are from Mexico, so they taught me to speak Spanish when I was young. I live right on the border and it is very common to switch between English and Spanish.

Angeles wrote on January 5, 2015, 1:27 PM

Oh, oh! So I guess you are the first person I know who has studied Russian! Great! And thanks!

nbaquero wrote on January 5, 2015, 1:28 PM

Not a problem, one can't possibly cover all the options unless you add t"Other" or "None of the Above" emoticon :winking: it was a great poll with a lot of interesting comments. Languages is a fascinating subject.

Angeles wrote on January 5, 2015, 1:29 PM

I agree,really interesting, and informative, by he way.

Angeles wrote on January 5, 2015, 1:31 PM

Sure, I got surprised on how similar are some German andbl English words!

Angeles wrote on January 5, 2015, 1:36 PM

You are lucky as, from my point of view you can speak two languages as a native speaker! And good for your parents who decided to teach you lthe language.:)

Vivenda wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:56 PM

I think I probably answered wrongly, as I took my Spanish GCSE about 6 years ago, and don't know quite how that fits into the question. I can just about get by in Spanish, but my French is much better. French is the foreign language we learn first here, and I'm the last of the dinosaurs - I did "A" level Latin and Ancient Greek!

Angeles wrote on January 5, 2015, 4:31 PM

Hi, Vivenda ! Don't you compaire yourself with dinosaurs, please! emoticon :smile: Not sure, but i have a student from England and I think she told GCSE is taken at the age of 16-17? Not sure. It is something we don't have here, at Spain. By the way, not to mention the poor languages education with have here. Terrible! But A level in Latin and Ancient Greek is great!!

nbaquero wrote on January 5, 2015, 11:31 PM

Anja do you learn languages for fun or for specific reasons. I admire your dedication and focus.