do you speak spanish

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Holly - posted on 11/15/2012

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oh wow, helen, this question was not asking you specifically speak spanish, but asking EVERYONE HERE if they speak spanish and dove was not being rude, but merely explaining that people in the US do speak spanish... nobody was attacking you or your choice

Dove - posted on 11/15/2012

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What crawled up your butt and died Helen? That was completely rude and uncalled for. I know a lot of Americans who don't have a drop of Mexican/Spanish/whatever blood and speak Spanish quite fluently.

Dove - posted on 11/15/2012

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Good point Holly and Amy. This is a world wide website. Not just for Americans.



No one said you had to speak Spanish or had to learn Spanish, Helen. This woman was just asking if anyone DOES speak Spanish. You don't and that's your choice and there isn't anything in the world wrong with that, but the way you responded was completely rude and uncalled for.

Amy - posted on 11/15/2012

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Helen this site is an international site! So it could be she is from a country where Spanish is the primary language.

Patrice - posted on 11/25/2012

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The whole "illegal" immigrants argument is a little much in my opinion. We are All immigrants unless our parents are of 100% Native American descent. For those of you so apposed to speaking Spanish, Why? Are you speaking your native tongue? I'm being reminded of some unspoken biases when I read some of the responses.........

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Jen - posted on 12/05/2012

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se leer y puedo escribir un poco, pero pudes hablar conmigo se nessistas consejos. =) suerte

Ashley - posted on 12/03/2012

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I speak a little, my fiance speaks fluently he is aztec from mexico and our kids will also speak all 3 languages

Debbie - posted on 12/03/2012

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Elia,,

Siento por ti y su familia. Estoy pensando en Ustedes en mis oraciones.

Debbie

Diana - posted on 12/02/2012

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Yo tambien hablo espanol e ingles puedes contra conmigo si necesitas platicar!

Elia - posted on 12/02/2012

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Porfavor alguien ayudenme que aya pasado Lo mismo que yo mi hijo a fallecido aconsejenme no encuentro consuelo en nada ni nadie

Ada - posted on 11/30/2012

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Elia lo siento mucho, la verdad no he pasado algo tan fuerte y doloroso como lo que estas viviendo tu. Pero recuerdo cuando fallecio mi papa y mi abuelita, aun teniendo tres hijos mas tampoco encontraba consuelo, para todos es muy facil darte consejor por que no sentimos el dolor que tu sientes, yo solo puedo compartirte que a ella le llevo mucho tiempo poder resignarse, no superarlo por que es algo que nunca se supera, pero si pudo ponerse en paz con Dios y encontrar el consuelo de saber que su hijo ya se encontraba en un lugar mejor y que ya no tenia ningun sufrimiento, a quienes nos sabemos hijos de Dios nos consuela el saber que algun dia nos encontraremos y disfrutaremos de estar ante la presencia de nuestro Padre.

Habla con Dios y pidele que te de el consuelo que tanto necesitas, recuerda los mejores momentos y todo el amor que te dio y que tuviste la oportunidad de darle. Y tambien recuerda que Dios te concedio la gracia de ser madre de 4 hijos mas que tambien necesitan con todo su corazon del amor que solo su mama les puede dar.

De corazon deseo que poco a poco te repongas, y aunque no nos conocemos, si necesitas platicar y en mi puedes encontrar una palabra de aliento siempre estare dispuesta a compartirla.

Que Dios te bendiga!

Gaby - posted on 11/30/2012

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Elia, siento mucho lo que estas pasando, no me puedo imaginar el dolor que estás viviendo, a mí no me ha sucedido lo mismo. Pero quiero que sepas que cuentas con mis oraciones.

Con la pérdida de un ser querido necesitamos atravesar un duelo, que no es fácil ni corto. Es parte normal del duelo la tristeza y el llorar. Pasará tiempo para que te sientas cada vez mejor y poco a poco. Ahora sí como dicen los abuelos, tiempo al tiempo.

Ayuda mucho hacer una carta, diciendole todo lo que tengas en tu corazón, lo que lo queires, extrañas, recuerdos, lo que tu quieras, escríbela sola y con la libertad de llorar o reír si lo necesitas. Y luego envíasela a tu hijo, dale tu bendición, o lo que acostumbres en tu religión. se la puedes enviar quemándola, dejarla donde esté ahora tu hijo, no te la quedes tu, Esto es un ritual y ayuda a esta parte del duelo, te ayuda a desahogar todo lo que traes ahora por dentro. Si tienes más hijos pues te va a ayudar a tener este momento, para que estés mas tranquila con ellos.

Sé paciente, es algo muy fuerte lo que estás viviendo, pero ánimo poco a poco

America3437 - posted on 11/30/2012

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No but wish I did so I knew what ya just said! I work in retail and have alot of spanish speaking customers and would love to know what the hell is so funny when you come to my register.

Elia - posted on 11/30/2012

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Quisiera que me ayuden estoy pasando un dolor muy grande y nose que hacer porfavor alguien aya pasado porlo que me esta pasando ami no ayo consuelo mi hijo de 21 anos fallecio este domingo 25 d noviembre y nose k hacer ayudenme porfavor

Janessa - posted on 11/29/2012

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No he pasado algo así, que pesa mas grande. Ni voy a decir se lo que este pasando, porque no lo he pasado. Yo orare por ti. He pasado cosas que fueran bien pesadas para mi, y no lo pude pasarlas sin Dios. Cuando ore, el me dio paz y pude tener la fortaleza de seguir adelante. Se que El te puede ayudar, y solo El. Yo orare por tus otros hijos también. Que el te de la fortaleza de continuar. Con mucho amor y oraciones. Tambien conozco a 2 personas que pueden venir y hablar contigo, ni importa donde vives porque están en todas partes. Si quieres esto, puedo mandarlas a tu casa. Espero que puedes tener la fortaleza de continuar.

Elia - posted on 11/29/2012

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Mi hijo acaba d falleser el domingo 25 d noviembre quien apasado por esto Porfabor ayudenme nose Que aser tengo4 hijos mas Que hago

Ada - posted on 11/29/2012

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YO HABLO ESPANOL, TE PUEDO AYUDAR EN ALGO? DISCULPA QUE TE CONTESTE HASTA AHORA, PERO ACABO DE LEER TU COMENTARIO.

Janessa - posted on 11/28/2012

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Pues yo si, pero no es mi primer idioma, lo aprendí en una mision en costa rica. Entonces, soy gringa. Por que preguntas eso? Necesitas algo? Tal vez te puedo ayudar. Voy a escribir algo abajo por los que te respondieron en ingles.





I just want to say to those who weren't very nice about this question you have no idea what she may be going through. I do not support illegal immigration, but I do support legal immigrants coming into this country. That is what our country was founded on. It is hard to learn another language. I know because I have had to do it, it is especially hard the older you are. All of us could stand to learn another language, if anything it would break down barriers that we ourselves have put up. Please try to be more understanding.

Pilar - posted on 11/28/2012

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Helen I feel bad for you. Nowadays the world is highly competetive and being fluent in more languages besides your mother tongue gives you more skills. Never is late to learn any language. If not for you think about your children and the example you are giving.

My mother tongue is spanish and I am an english language learner (apologizes for my mistakes!) . Also I know some portuguese and some italian and I look forward to take mandarin classes with my boy when he is older. I want him to be passionate about learning about other cultures. Please, respectfully consider this...or at least please do not be rude and post only positive things that I'm sure you can share with us. Regards.

Jasel Galvez - posted on 11/27/2012

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Hola Pilar como estas ?

Dime Llevas mucho tiempo inscripta aqui en el circle de mamas

Jasel Galvez - posted on 11/27/2012

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Yes is my mother tongue but I also speak English and French

I am Cuban Canadian ;) and my son is going to speak the 3 languages as well

Debbie - posted on 11/27/2012

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Si, Pero soy abuelita. No soy jovencita como ustedes.

Ademas mi Espanol no es muy buena porque soy Americana

y hace como 30 anos cuando yo estaba viviendo en Venezuela.

Tengo que practicar mucho!!!

Lauren - posted on 11/27/2012

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Yes indeed, I do. I'm from Ohio, but my husband is Argentine, and we live in Buenos Aires. Granted, it's a particular dialect of Spanish (here the local language is referred to as "Castellano" as opposed to "Español," and the accent, intonation, and many words are different), but I think that it's extremely important in today's world to know as many languages as possible!



I am truly looking forward to raising a bilingual baby! It's an advantage that, despite all the resources and head starts my mom gave me as a child, I never personally experienced.



"To learn another language is to gain another soul"/"Aprender otro idioma es ganar otro alma" - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tatiana - posted on 11/27/2012

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Total que después de tanto barullo entre que si el español o no...y por el otro lado, que gusto saber que todavía hay gente que respeta nuestro idioma. Elia, estamos para ayudarnos unas a las otras, estas bien?

Daisy - posted on 11/27/2012

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yo hablo espanol y me siento muy orgullosa de mi idioma, si necesitas ayuda o nesecitas hablar aqui estamos para oirte

Tracy - posted on 11/26/2012

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Helen, your response was quite rude - and horribly narrow minded and displays Americans in a very horrible light. So, you are saying Helen, that because you are AMERICAN, that if ****anyone**** in the world wishes to speak to you, you will be waiting in your corner of the globe for THEM to learn YOUR language and you'll be DAMNED if you have to learn to communicate with someone else on the planet who wasn't born into your culture? Please, for our international friends here, don't judge Americans by people with THAT attitude. There ARE some of us who, despite a lack of ability to speak another language, are THRILLED to learn about you and your part of the world (even if it's 2 blocks away from me and a whole different culture). I'll take a spanish speaking immigrant any day over the "I'm a REAL American" mindset. :)

Eileen - posted on 11/26/2012

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I'm 1/2 Irish and 1/2 Italian descent, and am married to a 1/2 Mexican descent man who doesn't speak a lick of Spanish. I'm pretty fluent in Spanish and even speak a bit of French and Italian. Fui una estudiante de intercambio en espana cuando tenia 16 anos. Hace MUCHO tiempo como ahora tengo casi 40 anos, pero hablo bastante bien. No escribo tanto como puedo hablar. (I was an exchange student in Spain when I was sixteen. It's been a long time since I'm now almost 40, but I speak well enough. I don't write as well as I speak.) I also don't know the cool shortcuts for Spanish characters and punctuation, hence the few errors in my writing.



I wish I spoke well enough to teach my children. Everyone says I do but I'm very self-conscious about it. I use to be nearly perfectly fluent, and I've lost a lot of it over the years.

Karen - posted on 11/26/2012

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Necesitas hablar con alguien o necesitas que te escuchen? estamos aquí para lo que sea necesario para que estés mejor y para que sepas que no estás sola.

Lu - posted on 11/25/2012

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I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I speak, read, and write both languages fluently. I hope to pass this helpful skill to my children.

Lety - posted on 11/25/2012

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I am an American also!! A US Citizen who came here from Mexico and graduated from a prestigious University here in the United States. I speak English better then many Americans born here and I am proud to speak Spanish.

Mayra - posted on 11/25/2012

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Wow! Isnt this Circle of Moms? Moms helping other moms. It is really sad to read

Ignorant and uneducated comments like Helens. I am a proud born American and daughter of wonderful South American parents who fortunately gave me the gift on knowing another language!



Elia yo hablo ingles y español si necesitas ayuda me puedes mandar un mensaje.

Anita - posted on 11/25/2012

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I speak Spanish and have been speaking Spanish to my son ever since he was born. Unfortunately, my ex never even wanted to learn so now I have a 6yo son who understands everything I say, but won't speak it because he says only girls speak it. I know things will change and it's good that he at least understands, but it's still a little sad.



I also speak English (of course), French, American Sign Language, an am studying Italian and Portuguese. I just love languages! And I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to learn either. If you don't, that's your choice, but don't be ignorant.

Linda - posted on 11/25/2012

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I'm Chiricahua Apache and although our USA is a melting pot of cultures,I'm talking about the IILEGALS who come here demanding Freebies! I respect the ones who just want to work,earn a decent wage and live feely. Those ILLEGALS demanding Free Medical,Education etc make my blood boil,as our LEGAL Citizens are not treated as well as those making their demands.That's why some people are opposed to the thought of speaking Spanish. I speak Spanish and my daughter speaks German.

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