Tag Archives: Spanish

Visiting the Planet Mainstream

Some months ago when a friend and talked about the advantages and drawbacks of being in a pleasant, insulated small town, I realized immediately that I adore my bubble. For almost seven years I’ve lived in what I’ll call Collegetown … Continue reading

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Learning Spanish: Testing phrases, talking with your pets

I’ve been neither very conscious of nor conscientious about this, but I tend to not use a word or phrase in Spanish unless I’ve heard or read a native speaker using it at least once.  Thus, when an angloparlante friend … Continue reading

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Spanish by the numbers

I’m still browsing my full-color, 160-page guide to the Festival Internacional de Cine Político in Buenos Aires.  It cost 10 pesos, and I was so proud to buy it.  That sounds a little odd, I realize, but I was relieved … Continue reading

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Why Argentina? 1993-2009

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked this question in the last four months.  I’m going to try to answer it here because it’s a sensible query, given the almost 200 countries and many indigenous nations and … Continue reading

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