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Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 24th June 2010, 11:06 PM
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Views: 3,104
Posted By El Tifón
Madrid & Toledo Travel Report

Hi everyone!

Earlier this month I spent 5 days in Madrid (including 1 in Toledo) visiting an old friend. It was my very first time in those cities and I have written up 3 travel reports with...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 16th June 2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,379
Posted By El Tifón
I saw those adverts a while ago and became...

I saw those adverts a while ago and became inspired to write my own little version; the tagline really summarises how I feel about Spain.

A veces, descubres las cosas más hermosas cuando uno menos...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 26th April 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,001
Posted By El Tifón
Don't worry, as lucy.annabel said, it takes time...

Don't worry, as lucy.annabel said, it takes time to develop an ear for Spanish. I was lucky because my Spanish teacher back home had a policy of speaking only in Spanish so that we'd learn a lot...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 25th April 2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,919
Posted By El Tifón
;D :thumbs-up: On a similar note, I booked...

;D :thumbs-up:

On a similar note, I booked Eurostar tickets to Brussels just the night before all the chaos. Talk about good timing!
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 25th April 2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,357
Posted By El Tifón
De nada, I am only a few steps ahead. :D

De nada, I am only a few steps ahead. :D
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 25th April 2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,001
Posted By El Tifón
I would go for the Complutense University of...

I would go for the Complutense University of Madrid - it is supposed to be the best public university in all of Spain and people in Madrid generally speak clearer Spanish than in Granada (where you...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 25th April 2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,357
Posted By El Tifón
¡Hola Chris! Bienvenido al foro. :) Mis...

¡Hola Chris! Bienvenido al foro. :)

Mis correcciones para ti:



Basically nationalities and languages aren't capitalised in Spanish and "por" is used instead of "para" to denote a time or...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 7th April 2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,319
Posted By El Tifón
^You're welcome, SandraS. Las Fallas was one of...

^You're welcome, SandraS. Las Fallas was one of those experiences that I just wanted to share with everyone I knew. :)

I only joined the forum back in February so I'm not aware of any similar...
Forum: Learning Spanish 7th April 2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,028
Posted By El Tifón
I can imagine your line in Aussie deadpan. :D ...

I can imagine your line in Aussie deadpan. :D

"Problema" is actually masculine, it tripped me up a few times when I started out!
Forum: Learning Spanish 7th April 2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,037
Posted By El Tifón
What I generally do is I move my tongue closer to...

What I generally do is I move my tongue closer to the front (and roof) of my mouth so the "r" becomes more forceful. Remember to leave a small gap so your tongue can vibrate - if it's the right size...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 1st April 2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,711
Posted By El Tifón
Hmm, nothing new there... I do find it very funny...

Hmm, nothing new there... I do find it very funny though! I've heard Spanglish is already a big phenomenon in the US. For instance you'd hear people say, "Tienes las keys? I left mine adentro."
...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 1st April 2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,319
Posted By El Tifón
Jeje, I think the differences are only on the...

Jeje, I think the differences are only on the surface - the first time I was in Spain I couldn't believe how radically similar everything was. We even have a breakfast food that tastes exactly like...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 29th March 2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,319
Posted By El Tifón
Las Fallas Travel Report

Hi all!

As some of you may know, I was at Las Fallas for the first time two weeks ago. It was just amazing, a little crazy but I loved it all the same. Hopefully I will be going back for the whole...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 8th March 2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,947
Posted By El Tifón
I had the same reaction, I thought maybe leafar...

I had the same reaction, I thought maybe leafar was Latin American because he didn't use the word "guiri".

I can definitely relate to your experience, although mine was somewhat more complicated...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 3rd March 2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,331
Posted By El Tifón
Wow, thanks for all the tips everyone! I'll be...

Wow, thanks for all the tips everyone! I'll be going exactly two weeks today, you can all expect a travel report at some point when I come back. ;)

I was in Valencia for a few days last summer and...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 27th February 2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,331
Posted By El Tifón
Las Fallas - tips and suggestions

¡Hola amigos!

I will be going to Valencia to see Las Fallas in less than 3 weeks' time. Flights and accommodation have already been sorted as I'm going with a group of friends who have booked an...
Forum: Geek's Corner 27th February 2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,001
Posted By El Tifón
One more tip... buy extra batteries for your...

One more tip... buy extra batteries for your camera (and charge them!). I took so many pictures on my last trip to Spain that they ran out twice during the middle of the day - this happened once in...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 27th February 2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,474
Posted By El Tifón
Premier Inn isn't bad at all... I was up in...

Premier Inn isn't bad at all... I was up in Chester for a friend's wedding last summer and I stayed at the one there, the rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff friendly and the breakfast...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 27th February 2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,453
Posted By El Tifón
Hola Jack, that's a really interesting life story...

Hola Jack, that's a really interesting life story - how lucky you must be to have lived in both Spain and Latin America!

Good luck with your Spanish and thanks for your help on my other thread. :)
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 25th February 2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 70,357
Posted By El Tifón
My mother and I had been planning a trip to...

My mother and I had been planning a trip to Barcelona to see the art and architecture but this was put on hold for about two years. Eventually we decided to go to Spain for two weeks last summer as a...
Forum: Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast - Comments 25th February 2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,411
Posted By El Tifón
Deberes de Podcast 3 - Tu Ciudad

Estoy viviendo en Bath, una ciudad muy bonita que está en el sudoeste de Inglaterra. Pero, no soy inglés - yo vengo de Hong Kong, en la costa del sur de China. Es muy lejos de aquí, no puedo regresar...
Forum: Learning Spanish 25th February 2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,115
Posted By El Tifón
Tips for Spanish immersion when there's barely enough time...

Hi all, I am a final year undergraduate student looking for some advice.

Previously I took five months of Spanish classes whilst on a semester out, but reluctantly I had to stop this in order to...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 24th February 2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 31,600
Posted By El Tifón
Ryanair is not so bad depending on where you need...

Ryanair is not so bad depending on where you need to go... I've flown with them a few times and they've been ok, but let's just say you've got to go real easy on the amount of luggage you have. I...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 24th February 2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,904
Posted By El Tifón
I haven't been to that much of Spain but I would...

I haven't been to that much of Spain but I would second AndrewG and recommend the Basque Coast. I was in Bilbao in June and we took a day trip into the countryside to see Gernika and the fishing town...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 24th February 2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,584
Posted By El Tifón
"Televisor" does exist as a word but I don't...

"Televisor" does exist as a word but I don't think it's used in everyday conversation... for me it's always been "television".


Edit: Were you asking about English or Spanish? If it was the...
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