Saturday, April 30, 2011

Simpler life

I've come to the conclusion that while I may have been fairly fluent in Spanish as a child, I was too quick to get rid of my low-level Spanish books. The intermediate books I've got now are great for practicing reading, but there are so many holes in my memory of basic grammar -- irregular past participles, idiomatic constructions, day-to-day vocabulary -- that I need to get on the internet and do some backpedaling.

In the meantime, I'm still listening to Spanish pop songs every day. Today's song -- Vida Mas Simple -- is by a young Cuban-American singer named Nil Lara. As soon as I finish my final projects for my classes this week, I'll start getting down to reading and preparing for the Oaxaca trip.

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