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Forum: Forum Admin and News 12th November 2010, 12:00 AM
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11:58. Will this be the last post? Adios forum....

11:58. Will this be the last post? Adios forum. It's been fun and so helpful.

Saludos.
Forum: Learning Spanish 11th November 2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,044
Posted By richardksa
....And when you read, try reading out loud to...

....And when you read, try reading out loud to exercise those "spanish" muscles in the mouth. Best tip I ever received.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 30th October 2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,358
Posted By richardksa
Just this week I gained a new student called...

Just this week I gained a new student called Amparo. My other students commented it was such an old-fashioned name. But I like it.
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 24th October 2010, 09:31 AM
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Views: 6,534
Posted By richardksa
Salamanca, because it's away from Chueca, La...

Salamanca, because it's away from Chueca, La Latina and Lavapies, which are great places to visit but too noisy to live. But then I'm getting old - oh, and I live in Salamanca (almost), so I am...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 19th October 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,570
Posted By richardksa
Well, there's the excellent Fanegas...

Well, there's the excellent Fanegas (http://www.restalo.com/29-fanegas-restaurant/).
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 5th October 2010, 04:28 PM
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Views: 19,804
Posted By richardksa
Ah, yes! The miners' strike was so successful. ...

Ah, yes! The miners' strike was so successful.
Spain has been quite well politically isolated and financially insulated in past economic downturns and before international investment began to arrive...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 2nd October 2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,804
Posted By richardksa
I visited several companies. All staff went to...

I visited several companies. All staff went to work. I had a bit of a wait for my one bus journey, but I noticed no difference with the Metro.
The workmen building our new supermarket all turned up...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 23rd September 2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,894
Posted By richardksa
Exactly. The crisis has made the shops introduce...

Exactly. The crisis has made the shops introduce two for one, or second item at 70% off, offers. There are more sales than there used to be. If you eat out, at least for lunch, go for the menu del...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 16th September 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,296
Posted By richardksa
Easy reader in the first person would be any of...

Easy reader in the first person would be any of the Manolito Gafotas books. Some people think they are children's books, but the humour is definitely slanted towards an adult enjoying the joke. I...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 1st September 2010, 04:06 PM
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Posted By richardksa
That would be Childish!

That would be Childish!
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 1st September 2010, 04:05 PM
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Views: 4,472
Posted By richardksa
Of course, there is another blog about Madrid. ;)

Of course, there is another blog about Madrid. ;)
Forum: Learning Spanish 1st September 2010, 11:43 AM
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Views: 39,735
Posted By richardksa
Now I know to go to El Cote Inglés or Carrefour...

Now I know to go to El Cote Inglés or Carrefour it's not a problem for me now. But I remember well my search for my first kettle in Madrid. I tried dozens of stores but all I could find were a...
Forum: Learning Spanish 31st August 2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 39,735
Posted By richardksa
Now find one in Spain!!!!!! Actually, not...

Now find one in Spain!!!!!! Actually, not impossible, but not as easy as in the UK. The Spanish don't seem to want kettles.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 24th August 2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,957
Posted By richardksa
Of course it is. Don't know why I made that...

Of course it is. Don't know why I made that howler. t shows I need my intercambio back from her vacation - pronto.
Write out 100 times TE veo, TE veo .....!
However, if I remember correctly, Tú is...
Forum: Notes in Spanish Advanced podcast comments 23rd August 2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,848
Posted By richardksa
I wrote about street crime in Madrid on my blog....

I wrote about street crime in Madrid on my blog. See:http://aviewofmadrid.blogspot.com/2009/11/words-of-warning.html
(Ben has linked to this post from NFS so I am not breaking rules.) I asked...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 22nd August 2010, 12:51 PM
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Views: 2,699
Posted By richardksa
Tiny correction : "...... es la primera...

Tiny correction : "...... es la primera vez.....".
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 22nd August 2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,957
Posted By richardksa
Little point on the veré / veo thing. I...

Little point on the veré / veo thing.

I told my intercambio "Tú veré mañana" and she said the future wasn't necessary. So now I say "Tú veo mañana" and that is correct. Why! I don't know. That's...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 16th August 2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,028
Posted By richardksa
It's usually translated as "No smoke without...

It's usually translated as "No smoke without fire".
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 15th August 2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,189
Posted By richardksa
I disagree. The "long run" is a noun. In the same...

I disagree. The "long run" is a noun. In the same way you would say I was cut by the knife. "Cut" is the verb, "Knife" in the object used to "do" the verb.
The long run tired you out. "Run" is not a...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 10th August 2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,189
Posted By richardksa
There's nothing wrong with going back to the...

There's nothing wrong with going back to the books in search of perfection, but don't let your mistakes affect your confidence. As they would say in Cowboy movies, "Just get back on the horse". So...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 5th August 2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,347
Posted By richardksa
What's really annoying is that five year olds...

What's really annoying is that five year olds understand all this without ever having a grammar lesson. ;)
Forum: Learning Spanish 4th August 2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 39,735
Posted By richardksa
Pelepatatas - Potato peeler Utensilio para...

Pelepatatas - Potato peeler

Utensilio para aplastar las patatas al hacer puré - Potato masher. (No wonder I couldn't find one. Eventually someone gave me one as a tres magos present!) There has...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 14th July 2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,551
Posted By richardksa
Start right now with your English-Spanish...

Start right now with your English-Spanish dictionary and several hundred post-its. Label everything you look at or use. I found that useful for remembering nouns. I started with my bathroom mirror...
Forum: Learning Spanish 13th July 2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,273
Posted By richardksa
I doubt they would so rude to correct your...

I doubt they would so rude to correct your accent. The latin accent is widespread here from immigration. What is far more likely to happen is your accent will take up the local way of saying things...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 13th July 2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 67,810
Posted By richardksa
Any smoker that does that is wrong. We just want...

Any smoker that does that is wrong. We just want to enjoy our ciggies just as much as you want to enjoy a smoke free atmosphere. The problem with all the new legislation is that the non-smoking...
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