Spanish Buzz Lightyear

DuoLingo Says: Shut Up About Running

Ever since we moved to Puerto Rico we’ve been working on learning Spanish, and everyone knows that one of the first steps of one’s language journey is downloading the DuoLingo app. I like to do my daily session after my workout and before my shower, while I wait for the water to heat up. Or to ramp this post up another way, I came out to have a good shower and honestly I’m feeling so attacked right now: Okay, so if you don’t speak Spanish, basically what’s happening is that this guy Eddy has a date with a lady...

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Spanish Buzz Lightyear

In Which Jenn’s Language App Makes Subversive Suggestions

There’s a decent chance I’ll vacationing in Puerto Rico this December, so I’ve decided that just in case I should brush up on my Spanish. My roommate tipped me off to this app called Duolingo that puts you through your language paces; I’ve downloaded it and have spent the last week furiously working through the sections. I’ve noticed something, though – the sentences the have you translate can be weird. It started innocently enough – “El gato come la manzana.” I have never offered an apple to either of my cats but it does not strike me as something...

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