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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.

Karen - posted on 11/25/2012

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Thanks Mayra, both my kids are trying to carry on the tradition with their children, too. They also try to observe as much as possible holidays from both cultures.

Terri - posted on 11/25/2012

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I don't speak Spanish but remember years ago taking a crash course at my job where I worked with the public for the government but being so many years ago when you don't 'use it you lose it'...would love to relearn though...Terri

Bobbi Jean - posted on 11/25/2012

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Heidi:



In vielen Fällen, können Sie Google, so dass es die Seite in jede gewünschte Sprache zu übersetzen wird. Mein Deutsch ist noch nicht so gut wie es vor Jahren war. Bitte, verzeihen keine Fehler, die ich gemacht habe.



The above is supposed to say--In many cases, you can adjust Google so that it will translate the site into any language that you want. My German is still not as good as it was years ago. Please, forgive any mistakes that I have made.



In many cases, if you left click on the tool button on your on line tool bar, it will have a section that you can set for translation or you can cut and paste some text that you want to translate without having to open up another tab to go to a translation program.



Hope this helps.

Bobbi Jean - posted on 11/25/2012

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Sí, hablo y escribo español. Pero lo hablo mucho mejor de lo que puedo escribir. ¿Cómo puedo ayudar?

Patrice - posted on 11/25/2012

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BTW she did eventually reveal her reasoning for asking you just have to search it out and from what I gather it was about a child having a disability, but I didn't Google the convo I'm only going by what I picked up ......

Mayra - posted on 11/25/2012

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I AM FULLY PUERTORRICAN MY SON IS 6 HE WAS BORN HERE IN USA I WANT TO TEACH HIM BOTH LANGUAGES BUT ITS KIND OF HARD TO ME I REALLY DONT KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN BUT AT LEAST HE WILL SPEAK SPANISH THANKS KAREN FOR UR ADVISE CONGRATULATION TO U AND UR KIDS

Patrice - posted on 11/25/2012

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I totally agree because the translations seem to have more than one origin, and sometimes they aren't even complete. My high school years were in the late 90's and even when I visited Spain right after H.S. I was still lost!

Mayra - posted on 11/25/2012

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IM WITH U PATRICE 100% THANKS WE ARE IMMIGRANTS ONLY THE NATIVE INDIANS ARE THE REAL AMERICAN

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.........

Mayra - posted on 11/25/2012

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HI PATRICE SOMETIMES GOOGLES TRANSLATION IS NOT VERY ACCURATE TRY TO GET A GOOD BILINGUAL DICTIONARY AND THANKS FOR TRYING TO LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE .THE MORE THE BETTER

Mayra - posted on 11/25/2012

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BILINGUAL NOW A DAYS IS GOOD BUT IF U R MULTI BILINGUAL IT WILL BE A LOT BETTER SO I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE SO DOWN TO EARTH WITH NO CLASS NOR EDUCATION ..APRENDER OTRAS LENGUAS TE HACE MAS CULTO ASI QUE NO TE CORTES LAS ALAS AL APRENDIZAJE

DONT CUT UR WINGS THE SKI IS UR LIMIT

Mayra - posted on 11/25/2012

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I DO AND U AND WHY U ASK ///YO SI HABLO ESPAñOL Y USTED Y POR QUE ME PREGUNTA

Patrice - posted on 11/25/2012

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I don't speak Spanish but Google translate does! I took it for four years in high school! I can however understand a little bit as I read and hear it!

Karen - posted on 11/25/2012

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En mi casa mis hijos crecieron hablando inglés y español. Nacieron en México y han vivido en los Estados Unidos y México toda su vida. Intenté enseñarles respetar y querer a sus dos nacionalidades y culturas tanto a las demás culturas mundiales. Para mis hijos es muy normal tener por lo menos 2 idiomas de igual valor en sus casas .



In my home my children grew up speaking both English and Spanish. They were born in Mexico and have lived in the US and Mexico all their lives. I tried to teach them respect and love for their two nationalities and cultures as well as for other world cultures. For my children it is very normal to have at least 2 languages of equal value in their homes.

Gaby - posted on 11/22/2012

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is this a place only for people from USA?? are people form other countries welcome??

Louisa - posted on 11/21/2012

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i speak spanish and french and portuguese. Si hablo espanol y frances y portugues.

Heidi - posted on 11/21/2012

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I think everyone should be proud to speak Spanish, and the same goes for German, English and Russian. However, I have seen Hispanics in my community have to stop hanging out with their high school friends that they like because they do not speak Spanish. I have seen Quebec break away form Canada for similar reasons. I remember the bible story of the tower of babel sp? how we all went our separate ways. Professional friends taking on a Spanish or English only speaking wife who had to change friends.





For some learning a new language is impossible, for some its easier. In any case I still think it should be mandatory to learn three languages in kindergarten. I think it would Unite us as a nation.

Linda - posted on 11/21/2012

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I think it is great to read all comments,even the "rude ones"!! We all have our differences in Opinions and that's what makes up this World in which we live.

Donna - posted on 11/21/2012

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If you have a problem with someone speaking Spanish and don't have a nice comment then stay quiet. I think it is awesome to know two languages I am American and speak read and write fluent in spanish.and I'm proud of it.

Nadine - posted on 11/20/2012

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only when required, example, to translate or when speaking with people who are not fluent with english. i am proud to say that yes i speak spanish, i also read and write it. i am proud to be bilingual.

Heidi - posted on 11/20/2012

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I think I can understand why some people get so hot under the collar about this. It is an issue not because some people speak Spanish or not. Speaking two languages is wonderful.



Its because a portion of Mexicans choose to come here, not really wanting to become American. They instead want to bring their country into ours and don't want to adapt into Americans, in the sense that for instance in El Paso, if you dont speak Spanish you cant get a job. And many professionals have moved out of there, claiming it is the most language prejudice place in the world.



I am not sure why but I know earlier on in America, Germans, Spanish, Italians ect.. thought it was important to Unite into one language and made huge efforts to do so. I just find it hard when I can see how strongly language segregates peoples. I think we should either all comunicate with three languages starting in Kindergarten or keep it to one.

Maria-Fernanda - posted on 11/19/2012

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Elia, tranquila, pregunta te podemos contestar en español, en inglés, pero sobretodo con mucho cariño. Que necesitas?

Carol - posted on 11/19/2012

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Enough to get by. Took 3 yrs. high school Spanish & 2 yrs. in college. Bastante para comprender. Estudie' tres anos en la escuela secondaria y dos anos en el colegio. Entonces...si, hablo espanol. Wish my keyboard had accent marks & tildas for foreign languages. I also took French my last year in high school & one year in college along with a semester of Italian. Do I like languages? YES!

Kevin - posted on 11/19/2012

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My wife is 100% Dominican, I am white, we have 2 girls, one who is almost 3, who speaks Spanish and English.. she says things like " yo quero that one" LOL. Its a good thing in today's world to have bilingual kids!

Cheryl - posted on 11/19/2012

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No, I am an American and I speak English. When my grandparents came here in the early 1900's, they met taking night courses learning to speak English. I am all for speaking as many languages as humanly possible. Speak Spanish, but speak English, too, if you live in America.

Melanie - posted on 11/18/2012

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I'm an American and I don't understand why so many people in the states are so against learning another language. Most countries outside of ours are required to learn English. Where did so many of us take on such a holier than thou attitude that we are too good to learn another language. It's ridiculous,

Phoebe - posted on 11/18/2012

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Nope I'm sorry I don't, I know enough to get by when I'm in Spain!



Yes this is an international site, I'm in the UK.

Delilah - posted on 11/18/2012

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Wow first time i have decided to actually interact on this site and im disgusted at the amount of verbal vomit some people are displaying

Elia on your question yo hablo y puedo leer espanol muy bien pero tengo problemas com escribendo soy mama de 3 ninos 11yoa cual tiene ADHD tambien el a sobrivido un tumor otro nino de 9 cual tiene autismo y mi bebe de 7 los 3 son mi corazon si necisatas con quien hablar aqui estamos muchas listas para eschuar

Roxanna - posted on 11/18/2012

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I am a first generation American. My Dad spoke English to me and Mommy spoke Spanish to me. By the time I was six years old, I was reading and writing AND speaking BOTH languages. Having a second language, regardless of the origin, opens more opportunities for us.

And it is unfair for business to want bilingual people to work for them, BUT they are trying to reach a large target of Hispanics, especially in larger cities and in the Border. Up in the Canandian bordering states, French is the preferred language for businesses to hire bilinguals, so it is NOT just spanish.

As far as illegals, Paperwork only became mandatory in the last 60 years! When we began to get a large influx of people from Central and South America. THe USA is not the only country struggling with unauthorized immigration. And for the record, my parents BOTH came to this country with the proper documentation and NEVER were on Welfare or got a handout.

Para Elia, cualquier cosa que quieras platicar, tendras muchas Mami's que te pueden ayudar, incluyendo yo!

Amanda - posted on 11/17/2012

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Well, I can say a few words. I've tried to pick up as much as I can because I work for a non-profit organization (in the US) and we see many Spanish speaking families. Our organization is unable to afford ANY type of interpretors, for other languages or hearing impaired. We just don't have the money! We provide dental services, which is NOT cheap. The funds we do receive are mainly for sevices and supplies. So, all I ask is if we can help you, please meet us halfway and bring someone with you. Thanks! :-)

Linda - posted on 11/17/2012

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Well,all I can say,that in Calif. ILLEGALS are given many Freebies that Legal Citizens are denied. ILLEGALS(why is this not treated as such??) demand Free College,Free Medical,etc. This makes many Americans,and those who stood in line to receive their Citizenship the Legal Way upset and angry. True,I would not be able to pick the Fruits and Veggies that some do to provide for their Families here and abroad. Again,all ILLEGALS are not from Mexico. I think it is good Brain Exercise to learn another Language. Too bad some Companies will not hire someone if they do not speak Spanish,and that upsets English speaking Americans,who feel; "In America,WE Speak English". There is ongoing debates on this touchy subject,but we all need to ............... What more can I say???? There are over 12 Million ILLEGALS in the USA,some wonderful potential Citizens,some undesired.But,then,that is just Human Nature!!!!

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