Re: I am a newbie
Does your girlfriend speak English? It would be great if you could practice with each other. When I lived in Spain, I shared a flat with an Irish girl but we decided that we would try to speak Spanish in the flat as much as possible. We could correct each other where possible but the main benefit was that we became very comfortable speaking Spanish. In addition, it was great for our vocabulary because if we wanted to say something, we had to find out all the relevant words. Sometimes our conversations were very simple, sometimes they were very slow but the practice certainly helped.
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