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    Can I get by speaking English in Barcelona?

    The top goal for me is to someday visit Barcelona in person. I do not know when this will occur.
    Can I get by in the city only being able to speak English? I know a small amount of German, but no Spanish or Catalan. And there are no language courses in Catalan I can think of, and I can't afford something like the Rosetta Stone Spanish.

    Of course, if I could retire to Barcelona I could spend the rest of my days learning....

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    Yes.

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    Yep. Go for it.

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    Yes but you'll pay way more for food, drinks etc if you only go to english speaking places.
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    wont any of the local members help will?so that no one rips him off
    ]"I will always hate Madrid. There is just something about them that gets up my nose. I would rather the ground opened up and swallowed me than accept a job with them. In fact, I do not like speaking about them because it makes me want to vomit."---Hristo Stoichkov(Catalan Pride):flagvl8:

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    Just say Que? all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Maraschino View Post
    Excellent! Thanks for the info. I have no intention of eating at the English area places. I want to eat local food when I go. I just don't speak Spanish.
    You might think about buying a pocket Spanish phrase book to take with you. There should be different sections about ordering meals, etc. And I'm sure you'd get brownie points for trying. :2145960713mundoemot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Maraschino View Post


    And to Ish: Thanks for the suggestion. I do in fact intend on taking a Spanish book of some type.

    As a matter of fact, I have a Spanish/English paperback dictionary with common phrases right now. I also have a French version and an Italian version.
    Sounds great. You should get along just fine then. Enjoy your trip! :flagvl8:

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    You can't watch that vid if you're outside Oz.
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    I also would go to Barcelona, so this thread has been really helpful. Thanks for all the info. I would even love to see and much appreciate more info on Spain and Barcelona in here.
    Last edited by nebeer; 27th July 2009 at 06:41 PM.

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    I hear is really tough to get a job if you don't speak Catalan in Barcelona. That is coming from Spaniards' mouth. Catlan would get you farther in Barcelona.

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    I am in love wit Barcelona as a city. Man, it's beautiful there (I visited) so I plan to go again someday to live there.
    I don't care how or when, I will just collect money for a one way plane ticket and go.
    If I have to live on the streets, so be it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venezuelan Cule View Post
    I hear is really tough to get a job if you don't speak Catalan in Barcelona. That is coming from Spaniards' mouth. Catlan would get you farther in Barcelona.
    Are Catalan and Spanish two completely different languages? Are there similarities between the two?

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    Yes they are two completely different languages but there are similarities between the two as there are in any latin language.
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    Learn Spanish before you learn Catalan, it'll make the Catalan a lot easier.
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