Hopeful Spanish

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 16:08 (276 days ago) @ Talley Ho

There is a page in the verbs book I recommended that shows the 14 tenses in Spanish with its English equivalent. That’s the single most helpful key to dominating the verbs.

IMHO the language is the key to appreciating the extremely rich and profound Mexican culture. Its songs, music, philosophy, poetry, political thought, the history of the numerous cultures that have shaped life here for thousands of years. I’ve never heard a translation I like. The choice of words and the nuances of their use add richness and meaning that are frequently lost in translation. Like a smart man once said, the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. While I don’t mind translated songs in music, I strongly dislike having to watch dubbed movies. I prefer subtitles on foreign language movies because I believe the actor’s voice is part of their performance to be appreciated.


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