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Yoda and Darth Vader

Aurora Hemminger October 5, 2014, 2:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeSVMG4GkeQ
A Ted talk about subjunctives and indicatives in a language
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Robert-C7 October 6, 2014, 1:00 am
An interesting talk, that was. Thank you for posting it.
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Steven-W15 October 7, 2014, 6:02 pm
I agree, Robert. Really, really insightful. Thanks for posting, Aurora.

[I have to add here that I was laughing before the speaker even mentioned which country was the most pessimistic (talking about the subjunctive) - I could see that one coming!]
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Dan-H24 October 7, 2014, 6:58 pm
Ever since beginning this journey to learn Spanish, I have been constantly surprised by how much it has caused me to "relearn" English. I know that I studied that stuff in high school, but I guess it seemed theoretical and therefore didn't interest me then. Now that I am older and (presumably) wiser, I am so intrigued by what is under the hood of both my native and new languages.
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Cristian-Montes-de-Oca October 9, 2014, 12:08 am
Hi Dan
I feel the same way as you.
They say there isn't a better way to learn than to teach it. Everytime I give you guys some answer or help you out with your questions, I always 'relearn" more and more spanish. You have no idea of how much I've learned spanish during the past 2 years!!!
Same happened to me when I teached physics in a escuela preparatoria (bachillerato) which I think is the equivalent of either junior high or high school in the US. Even if it was 'easy' or basic physic stuff that I learned whilst in high school and the university, I could easily say I learn way more on that semester as a teacher that my whole school life.

We have 2 words that are very similar in spanish, one is 'aprender'- to learn, and the other one is 'aprehender'-to aprehend, to detain , or better "to understand"...Read More
Hi Dan
I feel the same way as you.
They say there isn't a better way to learn than to teach it. Everytime I give you guys some answer or help you out with your questions, I always 'relearn" more and more spanish. You have no idea of how much I've learned spanish during the past 2 years!!!
Same happened to me when I teached physics in a escuela preparatoria (bachillerato) which I think is the equivalent of either junior high or high school in the US. Even if it was 'easy' or basic physic stuff that I learned whilst in high school and the university, I could easily say I learn way more on that semester as a teacher that my whole school life.

We have 2 words that are very similar in spanish, one is 'aprender'- to learn, and the other one is 'aprehender'-to aprehend, to detain , or better "to understand"....and I had a teacher who always said....

"Tienen que aprender a aprehender"-You must learn to understand, or something similar, but playing with the similar words, and in escense he wanted us to 'retain' what we learned and I the same time understand it versus just memorizing it.

During my time at the university I memorized many things (e.g physics or math), some of which i still remember, but some of it has been lost from my mind... but the things I comprehended , understood or taught later on, are 100% stored in my mind.

Anyway, buena suerte, o mejor, EXITO!

Saludos!
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