By Jaymail - 17/8/2020 08:01

It's close enough

Today, after many hours studying a complete course of Spanish, I felt really good. I had accomplished something, something I could really use next week when I fly to Mexico on vacation. Then I found out what I had learned was Spanish as they speak it in Spain, not how they speak it in Latin America. FML
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By  red6joker  |  3

You should be fine, chill out. When I went to Spain the more Mexican Spanish I knew worked fine. So the other way around will be fine also. It's just the way some things are said and that is nothing to worry about.

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By  red6joker  |  3

You should be fine, chill out. When I went to Spain the more Mexican Spanish I knew worked fine. So the other way around will be fine also. It's just the way some things are said and that is nothing to worry about.

By  RichardPencil  |  28

Hey, at least you got close.

I studied Latin in high school for four years to travel to Latin America. When I got there, no one understood when I said, "Omnia Gallia in tres partes divisa est." And they thought my toga was "muy loco," whatever that means!

By  zeffra13  |  31

Spain Spanish uses the vosotros conjugation, and pronunciation and slang varies by region, but it's still the same language. I'd be more worried about how textbook Spanish often doesn't teach the most common words for things (like it teaches "el coche" instead of "el caro").

By  Elizabeth Voegel  |  2

It'll be fine. They're about as different as American English vs British English. There are definitely some differences, but you should be able to communicate. If someone says something you don't understand, try asking them to word it a different way.