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07-08-2010, 05:42 PM
The How about a game? (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185095) reminded me of a little course I read some time ago. I can't remember where this came from, if anybody does, please tell.

I think we, in International District, have the moral obligation to maintain the high standards of AW and lend a hand to all English speakers. :Lecture:

Consequently, please find below an accelerated Spanish course for English speakers. Enjoy. More entries are welcome! :D

Boy as n r = voy a cenar = I'm gonna eat dinner

N L C John = en el sillón = on the armchair

Be a hope and son = viejo panzón = fat old man

Who and see to seek ago = Juancito se cagó = Little John is a chicken things

S toy tree stone = estoy tristón = I'm kind a sad.

Lost trap eat toss = los trapitos = the little rags

Desk can saw = descanso = (you) rest.

As say toon as = aceitunas = olives.

The head the star mall less stan dough = deje de estar molestando =stop bugging me.

See eye = si hay = yes we have

T n s free o ? = tienes frío = are you cold?

T N S L P P B N T S O = Tienes el pipi bien tieso = you have an erection.

Tell o boy ah in cruise tar = Te lo voy a incrustar = I'm going to insert it in you

07-08-2010, 09:30 PM
No idea, but there was an old sketch from a Venezuelan comedy show Radio Rochela (like Laugh-In except it has been on TV since 1959 til the government closed down the network) about an English teacher who would teach things like this. Two I can remember:

Mickey Mouse = Mí quemaos = me burn'd. (sic)

A Red Chair = Arrechera = In heat.

07-09-2010, 03:08 AM
Here I was thinking about asking if I could tag along and then you have this?

Tsk tsk.


07-09-2010, 04:24 PM
I laugh my head off with these kind of games... don't ask me why I find them so funny.

Look, I even invented two of my own: :tongue

me keisers soo keiser – mi casa es su casa – mi home is your home.

list oh annum mom enter – listo en un momento – ready in a moment

07-10-2010, 01:50 PM
My first Spanish teacher had an original way of teaching Spanish.
She made us learn the story of The Three Bears in Spanish by heart. That was over 40 years ago, but I can still recite most of it:
Eso es la historia de los tres osos: el oso grande, el oso mediano, y el oso pequen~o (still can't get tht htingee to sit on the n!)....

it goes on with things like: "Vamos a dar un paseo par el bosque!"

We also had to learn by heart a text which went likt this:

"Maria Rosario, tu tenias entonces quince an~os. Tu llevabas un trajo negro y un delantal blanco." etc etc.
It's actually a pretty good method. I never forgot certain phrases.

Then, when I was 16, I travelled to England from Trinidad on the Spanish Line, a ship called the Montserrat. It stopped at La Guaira, Venezuela, toom on some Venezuelans, then went on a week long ctruise through the Caribbean also picking up passengers form the various islands, deposited the Venzuealns back at La Guaira, then crossed the Atlantic to the Canary Islands, Vigo and Santander and finally Southhampton. It was fantastic. I totally fell in love with everything Spanish on that trip. Inclding the porter who every morning came into our cabin chanting "Agua fresciiiiiiiita!"

07-10-2010, 05:31 PM
Mi gusta a l'español porque mi gusta todos los idiomas.