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Thread: Can I get by speaking English in Barcelona?

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    What's the logic behind that advice? :hmmm:
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    Mm...it so interesting theory..two languages together?!

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    When I visited over the summer, anytime I even tried to start a conversation in Spanish (which is pretty poor but I speak a little) they immediately switched straight to English lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iced1776 View Post
    When I visited over the summer, anytime I even tried to start a conversation in Spanish (which is pretty poor but I speak a little) they immediately switched straight to English lol.
    I hate that. It doesnt just happen in barcelona/catalunya but throughout spain also. My girlfriend is english but speaks fluent spanish as she studied it up to degree level, and everywhere we go in spain, she speaks to a local in spanish and gets a reply in english or even in broken english. Its really knocked her confidence.
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    The Spanish think they're being friendly when they do it but it isn't good for somebody's linguistic confidence! Personally I like the French attitude of "if you can't speak our language well bad luck".
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    I find thats how it is here in spain. Not many people have spoken to me in english.