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318153 Niki : i might be
318154 ChicoItaliano : here plenty of people can help you
318155 ChicoItaliano : otherwise i can invite you to some skype group with people from this chat
318158 Lucky : Hola a todos
318161 Lucky : Cómo estás?
318162 Niki : soy bien, y tu?
318163 Lucky : También estoy bien gracias
318164 Lucky : Cuanto tiempo llevas con español?
318165 Niki : i've been speaking for about a year, but as you can tell, i cannot use the tenses correctly
318166 Niki : im also pretty sure i used the wrong verb for 'to be'
318167 Niki : but oh well
318168 Lucky : Do not worry, it will come in time. I am surprised you speak it as well. That is the hardest part
318169 Niki : I hope it will
318170 Niki : i've got an exam to sit this year
318171 Lucky : Yo aprendí por mi misma, tengo muchos problemas haha
318172 Niki : you seem pretty fluent
318174 Niki : pronouns confuse me mainly
318175 Niki : there's a lot
318176 Lucky : I have a few native friends that help me. The more you practice the easier it becomes
318177 Lucky : I think it is difficult to learn. Male , female words, conjugation , all of it .
318178 Niki : we don't have any spanish teachers in our school at the moment. We had a French teacher for the whole of our previous term. She made us do textbook work the whole time. It's not really her fault, since she doesn't understand it, but it's also really unfair on the rest of the class and me. It means that I have to study a lot during the holidays.
318179 Niki : and yeah
318180 Lucky : Oh that is terrible. You can not learn from a textbook alone.
318182 Niki : :(
318183 Lucky : When are your holidays, or have they passed?
318184 Niki : i'm in my holidays at the moment
318185 Lucky : I get a lot of help here from the natives, the trick is to retain it
318186 Niki : they finish at the end of this week
318187 Niki : yeah, definitely
318188 Lucky : Chico has excellent spanish, he was writing to you before
318189 Lucky : This is ad odd time of year to be on Holidays
318191 Lucky : an"
318193 Niki : yeah, it is
318194 Niki : some countries don't get October break
318195 Niki : we had the summer holidays until the end of august
318196 Niki : and we finished about a week ago
318197 Lucky : My country does not have an October break . Our summer holidays also go until the end of August
318199 Niki : after this term, we will be preparing for "prelims" which are basically pe-exams. If you do not do well in them, they advise you to not take the end-of-year exam in May so that the school has a good exam result average
318200 Niki : but you can still take the exam
318201 Niki : it's also really frustrating trying to manage 6 courses at once
318202 Lucky : Some of our schools do that as well
318203 Lucky : Maybe that is another tactic they use to weed people out
318204 Niki : I guess
318205 Niki : I think it's a bit selfish
318206 Niki : right now, i'm trying to memorise this grammar booklet
318207 Niki : unfortunately, it will take me a while
318208 Lucky : Grammer booklet of Spanish?
318209 Niki : and I cannot only focus on one subject either
318211 Niki : it's not written in spanish; it's written in english
318212 Lucky : Do they have a practice test for the Spanish? maybe you could focus on the necessary things
318213 Lucky : A spanish test in English? how odd
318214 Niki : I mean, the booklet is written in English, but it teachers Spanish grammar,
318215 Niki : the explanations are in english
318216 Niki : but they're pretty poor
318217 Lucky : I wish you luck
318218 Niki : thank you
318219 Niki : i wish you luck too
318220 Niki : right now, I'm doing "demonstrative pronouns"
318221 Lucky : Gracias, paso por paso voy a mejorar
318222 Niki : i'm sure you will
318223 Lucky : I am stubborn lol
318224 Niki : I can be stubborn, too
318225 Lucky : Will you continue on with Spanish after school
318226 Niki : I am planning to take advanced higher: english, spanish and french
318227 Niki : but i think it's more a fanciful thought
318228 Niki : I am willing to work hard, though
318229 Niki : advanced higher is the highest level in our school, so you start to do literature
318230 Niki : imagine being fluent enough to do literature in 3 languages
318231 Niki : that's what i want to do
318232 Niki : can you see why this is a "fanciful" thought
318233 Niki : ?
318234 Niki : as for when i leave school, i plan to do english literature
318235 Lucky : I know people who have an impressive 8 languages. I would like to master spanish and then Italian myself
318236 Niki : wow, that is very impressive!
318237 Niki : so, how many languages are you fluent in, then?
318238 Lucky : Just english and almost spanish, lol
318239 Lucky : I can read, write and speak spanish , but still need more vocabulary
318240 Lucky : Is it late there? it is only 3 54 pm here
318241 Niki : Learning another language takes time. I used to be fluent in two languages, but I have lost a lot of grammar and vocabulary from one of them. My main language is now English, but I can sometimes recognise words in Spanish which are similar to my home language - Bulgarian. It can be quite helpful
318242 Niki : It's currently five minutes to nine at night
318243 Lucky : Ahhh you already have an advantage
318244 Niki : a very little one, yes. It doesn't mean that I can spend less time studying a subject than others in my class.
318245 Niki : the grammar and 97% of vocab is completely different
318246 Lucky : Oh , well then it is not much of an advantage then
318247 Niki : I do like learning languages, though
318248 Niki : no, it's not haha
318249 Niki : learning languages helps me explore different cultures/traditions
318250 Niki : It's nice
318251 Niki : most people in my school disregard learning languages. You know, the people that fancy all the sciences and maths
318252 Niki : i'm not saying it's just them
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