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Old 26 October 2017, 04:22 AM
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I have experienced this. I took Spanish all through middle and high school, but that didn't really enable me to carry on a conversation. Working in a restaurant with native speaker co-workers helped with fluency, as did a two- week immersive program in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The latter was when I discovered that the struggles of my afternoon conversation class melted away after a cerveza or two. I always figured it was a matter of getting out of my head and getting out of my own way so I wouldn't care so much if my grammar wasn't cien porciento correcto porque a nadie le importa, con tal de que puedo comunicar que me gustarria una cerveza mas.
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