Tag Archives: Spanish

July 25, 2008
Why bother making English the National Language of the US?– also tagged

Recently there has been a lot of press and criticism of Barack Obama for stating that he thinks children in public schools should all learn Spanish. In response, the United States Senate passed a bill on May 18th to make English the official National Language. What really struck me about this seemingly pointless outrage was […]

July 7, 2008
You have the vocabulary of a child.– also tagged

It was a simple transaction in a small fruteria in Castillos, Uruguay. The shopkeeper was just trying to make pleasant conversation, but I have the Spanish vocabulary of small child. I am sure he was probably just making a joke or commenting on the quality of the apples I was purchasing. A month earlier when […]

July 5, 2008
6 Things I Wish I had done before going to Uruguay– also tagged , , ,

I’m not going to say that I have not traveled some before. I am not going to say that I expected traveling in a Spanish speaking country to be really easy for a native English speaker. I’m saying that I was really dumb when I was preparing for Uruguay, and there are a few things […]

July 4, 2008
Frustration: A Reward of Travel– also tagged , , ,

I haven’t authored a post in a few days and a few people have questioned whether my site had been hijacked. I am still here and in charge, but have been lucky enough to have plenty of good material to publish. Having been stationary for a few weeks I am starting to settle in to […]

June 17, 2008
Uruguayos speak Spanish right?– also tagged , , ,

Spanish Uruguayo is a little different then what you are probably used to hear unless your from the Southern Cone region of South America. At first I questioned whether they were really speaking the Spanish as familiar words became undetectable in the accent. Do you want to know the secret? Here it is, all “y” […]