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SpanishPod101.com
Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Hi everyone! 

In today's podcast we talked about some regional accents.  Which are you most familiar with?  I hope this lesson is helpful! 

jp@spanishpod101.com

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Ammar
Thursday at 7:52 am
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Muchas gracias

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SpanishPod101.com
Wednesday at 2:05 am
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Hola Josiyah,


Thank you for your comment!

It would be better to use just the "s" pronunciation since is the most common way for all Spanish speaking countries.


Saludos!

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

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josiyah
Saturday at 1:46 pm
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:razz:¡hola a todo! me gusta el leccion pero yo tengo una palabra actualmente yo tengo dos palabras. ¿todos podemos comprender cuando tú dices "s" como " sh" y debo comenzar diciendo la letra "s" como así?

hello everyone? i like the lesson but i have a problem actually i have two problems. can everyone understand when you say the letter s like sh and should i start pronouncing the letter s like that!

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javier
Wednesday at 1:00 am
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Soy de Granada y hay algunos en mi pueblo que no la entiendo cuando hablan.

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JP Villanueva
Wednesday at 12:36 am
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Jessica Ojeda,

haha, well my sevillano friends were quite charming... it was well worth the effort! For a while, I even started picking it up... saying things like "¿cómo eTah?" and "me ha encandado" pronounced [meankantAo].


Once they even got me to say a vosotros form... they were getting up to leave and I said, "¿Os vais?" My officemate Ale said "sí" and then I said "oye, acabo de decir "vosotros"" and he said, "hombre sí, vas aprendiendo..."

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Jessica Ojeda
Tuesday at 11:46 pm
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JP, That's true if you're up for a real challenge, but I think a lot of people don't need or want that.


Jessica

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JP Villanueva
Tuesday at 11:45 pm
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Gracias cobre!

jp@spanishpod101.com

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JP Villanueva
Tuesday at 11:44 pm
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Jessica Ojeda,

My officemates in grad school were a bunch of andaluces and sevillanos.... I felt that if I learned to understand them, I could understand anyone in Spanish!

jp@spanishpod101.com

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cobre
Tuesday at 10:47 pm
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je je :lol:

Me encanto, es como el numero uno programa del "Selecciones edición" de "La Historia del español" de McJP, McNiel, y McCrum.


En esta esquina tengamos "El Cervantes" del gran escritore de españa que viene a del mismo edad como '"Billy the Bard" en el ingles.

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Jessica Ojeda
Tuesday at 10:28 pm
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This is my favorite episode yet! Great job guys!


I'm living in northern Spain, Basque Country, now and the "s" really is more like a "sh". And the opinion the Basque people have of Mexican speakers is that they sound sweet and carasmatic. :) I'm not a Mexican speaker but that's where I learned Spanish, and every time I say "ahorita" my Spanish friends just bust out laughing.


Also, the Basque people say that the accent from Andalucia is the HARDEST for them to understand. lol... They often make fun of it.


As for learning Spanish, I honestly think staying away from thick accents is best but not necessary. I think it just makes learning easier but any accent you learn, you'll be understood by all the other Spanish speakers. My top two preferences for learning Spanish is Peru and Mexico since the speakers there seem to pronounce all the letters without "eating" them.