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  • Lencho

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    January 5, 2023 at 9:16 pm
    Ron writes:
    I think it’s because my brain translates the English to Spanish, making it easier to comprehend the 2 conversations in the same language (in my head) in real time.

    So you’re pretty sure the English goes through an intermediate Spanish stage before it finally connects to meaning? If you’re paying attention, does “dog”, evoke the same exact meaning “block” as “perro”? For me, it doesn’t, and I don’t understand how they’re connected (as they obviously are, since I can translate between the two).

    Anyway, interesting stuff! It would be fun to chat in person; I’ve spent a lot of thought and observation on my own and others’ language acquisition, and suspect that a lot of the instructors in formal language classes, really don’t understand the process very well. Talking with people like you who have reached a high level of proficiency in a second language (few Gringos do), always provides delightful surprises and insight.

    BTW, it’s great to have you onboard @Lencho

    Thanks. I really like the civil environment here, please, keep that up!!!!

    Still fighting a bit with the user interface (lack of granular quoting for replies, for example, grumble), but there’s easy workarounds so it’s not a big deal.



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