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jen
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PostPosted: 22-Oct-09 0:14  Reply with quote

I didn't grow up in Latin America - I grew up in the US, where they taught us Latin American Spanish, not Spain Spanish. Smile
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PostPosted: 22-Oct-09 0:49  Reply with quote

Ctyri koruny wrote:
Dannae wrote:
jen wrote:
Be sure you specify which kind of Spanish - some "New World" Spanish doesn't pronounce "j" as Czech "ch", but rather as "h".... I grew up learning Latin American Spanish, and my daughter is now learning Castillian Spanish at school here in Prague, and I have to bite my tongue to keep from telling her to stop lisping! Smile
Jen, Spanish do not pronounce "h" Wink.
Btw ... where in Latin America did you grow up? I grew up in Argentina ...


I would say that they pronounce H.. but differently.. where as the French don't say it at all.

You grew up in Argentina! You are so multi cultural! Some of my friends have never even left their home towns. (except maybe to go to Cork or Dublin etc.)
Well, Ctyri koruny, I have been to quite a few places so far (the only 2 continents I never went so far are Australia and the Antarctic). But I worked with Australian customers for about a year in customer service which was quite an impressive experience.

Anyhow, Argentina is in my mind the most European style country in both Americas. Unfortunately for its huge economic troubles lags behind a bit but it is a beauty - people, country, everything! I wish one day will be able to take a long vacation over there Razz. After all, even today, people tell me I have an Argentinian accent in Spanish Wink .

But I am not sure what is better - whether to live in one place or to wander across the Globe all your life. See, I was born in CR, grew up in Argentina (8-13), than back to CR and now I live in the US. Sure, I have never guessed I was going to become a truck driver in the US (with masters degree) but I guess this fits me perfect. I simply cannot stay at one place too long Crying or Very sad. I need to go places and I need to learn new things too - constantly. So life on the move is great for me - but I am not sure if everybody would like this lifestyle Wink
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PostPosted: 22-Oct-09 0:51  Reply with quote

jen wrote:
I didn't grow up in Latin America - I grew up in the US, where they taught us Latin American Spanish, not Spain Spanish. Smile
But Latin American Spanish is not one language either. There are huge differences between Spanish in Argentina and Uruguay and the rest of the continent. Also Mexican Spanish differs and Spanish in Cuba - wow, that's a tough one!
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PostPosted: 22-Oct-09 5:11  Reply with quote

Now, now, don't split hairs - I was just making that point that the "standard school" Spanish Over There is different than that taught here, so you can't make generalizations such as "pronounce it like the Spanish" Smile
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PostPosted: 22-Oct-09 6:39  Reply with quote

jen wrote:
Now, now, don't split hairs - I was just making that point that the "standard school" Spanish Over There is different than that taught here, so you can't make generalizations such as "pronounce it like the Spanish" Smile
Sure, no offence. But "jota" is quite close to czech "ch" in my book.
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PostPosted: 23-Dec-09 16:24  Reply with quote

Would anyone care to conjugate chtít and either upload the recording or link to a YouTube video with that? That would be extremely helpful to hear it. I will be happy to return the favor by helping you pronounce anything in English. Smile
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TomKQT
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PostPosted: 24-Dec-09 10:28  Reply with quote

You can use this Text to Speech application, choose Czech language and insert this text:

já chci
ty chceš
on, ona, ono chce
my chceme
vy chcete
oni chtějí


(I know about the application from the Directory made by Ctyri koruny, http://sites.google.com/site/czechdirectory/)
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