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james woods
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Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 12:31 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi,

Im traveling to Argentina in a few weeks and speak almost no Spanish. do many people speak english or will most people be able to understand me at all. Thanks and i love your site.
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Roberto
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Post Number: 309
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 10:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello James and thank you!

Many people speak a few words in english, specially since in the last 3 or 4 years tourism has become an increasingly important industry. Within the niche (hospitality, some restaurants, tours, etc) you can expect a fairly good level of english. But regular folks in regular shops may only have a very limited knowledge, even though most schools teach some english or some french as a second language.

I personally think this is not a major issue, provided you make sure that the guides in any excursions or tours you undertake are bi-lingual!
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JaydaBoo
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Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

What is the most poular language in Argentina?
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Roberto
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Post Number: 375
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 11:39 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

We speak spanish.
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Santiago Bengolea
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Post Number: 43
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 10:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

and some Spanglish :-)
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F. Harrington
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 10:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's amazing that people today know so little of other countries around the world. I would venture to state that most high school students don't know the name of the capital of the next state or country. I doubt that many know that Portguese is spoken by more people in South America(Brasil) than Spanish!
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response_to_Harr
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 2:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Acording to my estimations you are right. Portuguese is spoken by more people in South America than Spanish. It's a neck to neck , photofinish actually
Portuguese = 186 million
Spanish = 183 million
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Whitelion
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Username: Whitelion

Post Number: 4
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 3:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think in Buenos Aires too much people can speak a basic english, like me.... i like this forum because i can practice my regular english too.
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Gustavo Flores
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Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2006 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Spanish is the most spoken. However English Italian German and French will also be heard offently on streets another beauty of Argentina its diveristy of people!
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sylvia
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Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think its wonderful that so many people speak so many different languages. Living in the Dominican Republic I hear spanish, french, italian, german and of course english spoken. Most people are speaking minimum two languages. I encourage my children to learn to speak as many languages as possible.
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Tom Woodson
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Post Number: 47
Registered: 6-2006


Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 10:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

There seems to be a concentrated effort in the school systems I have looked at in Argentina to learn English. It is the second most used language in the world behind Chineese and is the language of business. Of my three business partners in Argentina two speak English. One went to one of the British language schools in Buenos Aires as did my wife.
Interestingly Argentenians of Italian decent make up the majority of the Argentine population. Hince Italian is spoken a lot.

Hasta luego
Tom
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Carlos Sebastian Cabrera
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

El espaņol que se habla aqui en misiones es dificil de entender para mucha gente, debido a la mezcla con el guarani y el portugues, pero hablando lentamente y escuchandolo atentamente se entiende.. es comun usar muchas palabras del guarani, como expresiones y similares, pero el ingles es como algo ya natural para muchas personas aqui. Les mando saludos a la familia Boyer de Francia que estuvieron aqui la semana pasada, y que han aprendido bastante bien a hablar espaņol, y de que manera!.
Saludos a todos por el dia del Amigo en Argentina!

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