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    from there are excellent and give a real flavour of what living there must be like. I am impressed by the courage it took to move a place where you had to undertake learning a new language from scratch.

    "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

    by northsylvania on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 09:14:40 AM PDT

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    •  I Still Only Speak Adequate "Survival Spanish". (1+ / 0-)
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      Having lived previously in Papua New Guinea and Cambodia, I learned that it is relatively easy to adapt to new countries.

      But I am not one of those fortunate people who have a facility for learning to speak foreign languages, although I have always been pretty good at learning to read them (Cambodian Khmer excepted.)

       I figure I have a defective department in my brain! Here in Mérida probably much, much less than 1% of the population speaks English, so Spanish is a necessity.  I keep working on it, hoping to one day be truly fluent.  

      Convict Bush, Cheney and their torture cabal. Support universal health care,unions, WikiLeaks and Occupy Wall Street! Time for a totally new, democratic economic system. Turn the corporations into worker cooperatives!

      by Justina on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 10:32:01 AM PDT

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