posted on Mar, 4 2015 @ 02:13 PM
So, I took 4 years of spanish in high school. Now by the end of 4 years of high school spanish, you're not really going to be fluent in the language.
This is because a language consists of so much vocabulary, you're just not going to learn that range of words in class. But, it does lay a
foundation. If you learn and retain it, you'll basically get how the language is structured, conjugations, agreements, sentence structure. Since high
school, I've always just, for some reason or another, kept saying and thinking some spanish things, try to translate things in spanish sometimes,
etc. So, I've kept it relatively fresh on my mind, though have always lacking a lot of vocabulary.
Eventually, I discovered google translate. And then more over time began to utilize it. So I just, when I say or think random things, I try to think
of how you would say it in spanish. And if I don't know a word needed, I look it up on google translate. And just randomly as I decide to think of
something in spanish, I look up words needed to do so. And there has really been a leap in my spanish abilities these last couple of months or so that
I've started doing that. It was pretty cool, I've been watching breaking bad, and when the people were speaking spanish I could understand so much
of what they were saying, without needing to look at the translation. And just generally I'm able to say so much of what I want to say. And I keep
learning more, cuz when I can't I just look up the words that allow me to. And like, I really think say by the end of this year I'll essentially be
I mean, you could probably look up the fundamentals and structures of other languages somehow or another. And if you could learn that, google
translate could be used to help you become fluent from there. So, I think that is a really cool thing. Any of you guys ever use it?