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My Adventures in Argentina: Real Rosetta Stone Results

If only time would slow down just a little. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. My original plan that my husband and I would complete all the Rosetta…

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Chiles and Chapulines

I love gastronomy. Good eating is an obsession of mine, and I’ll freely admit that at times I transcend mere foodie-ness and dabble in food snobbery. As such, I find…

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Globetrotting in my Backyard

All my life I’ve wanted to become conversant in another language. Finally, at the age of 58, I’m about to jump in headfirst and see what happens. This is not…

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A Spanish Prayer

While visiting a quiet Catholic church in California with my girlfriend, I was turning to leave when a small voice from the only occupied pew called to me, “Excuse me,…

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The Road to Better Health Care through Learning Spanish

I’m a family nurse practitioner in a primary-care clinic in New York City. My patients are considered underserved—which isn’t a comment on my abilities, it just means they have little…

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Tourism and Translation

No soy un guía de turismo, pero interpreto a uno en la televisión. The sentence above is a word-for-word literal translation of the (tweaked-to-fit-the-context) English expression “I’m not a tour…

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Friends and Neighbours

Growing up bilingual, I was aware from a young age of “false friends.” Not the kind who borrow money and never pay you back, but words that look or sound…

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I Can Now Understand My In-laws! Well, Their Language at Least…

I was really surprised how easy learning another language was. I took a couple years of Spanish in college, but never really got very far with it. It wasn’t until…

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