In celebration of my 21st birthday, I decided to write a list of 21 things I have learnt through my travels. Believe in the kindness of strangers – At some point during your travels, you will experience confusion. You will be lost in one way or another and you will need help in a foreign … More 21 lessons learnt through my travels
My name is Roberto Rodriguez Calderon and I’m 19 years old. I live in Canovanas, Puerto Rico and I’m a third year B.A. student of psychology at the University of Puerto Rico in the town of Carolina. Usually in my free time, if I ever have any, I like to write, read subjects of astronomy, … More A Puerto Rican in Israel…
From walking down the cobblestone streets to breathing the fresh ocean air and enjoying the history behind the old Spanish fortifications located right across a beautiful set of colorful colonial houses, Old San Juan has become my favorite traveling destination of all. History: Old San Juan is the historic core of the city of San … More Top 5 Things To Do In The Beautiful Old San Juan
I never thought I would be here. I never thought I would be doing what I do for a living. I never thought about it, because I had other plans and because I never thought it was a possibility. I didn’t know people lived in Disney; the most magical place on Earth. Imagine how amazing … More Living in the Most Magical Place on Earth
I accomplished my daily goal at 2:30am… I keep doing Duolingo at odd hours when I come back from work. I don’t always accomplish the goal and I’ve been skipping a day here and there but mostly I’ve been doing pretty well. I am 39% in the language according to them and I am still … More They’re not numbers… but measurements.
Idioms and proverbs are difficult in any language because they are language specific and are not meant to be translated literally. Here, we look for meaning instead of words. When I was volunteering at the English Language Institute of the University of Central Florida last year, I realized how difficult idiomatic expressions can be for … More Idioms and Proverbs
I have been slacking with Portuguese lately. Work gets busy, I get bored, and then stop for a few days. But it seems like at work I never really stop. I listen to Brazilians speaking Portuguese all the time and speak to them when they’re attempting to communicate with a character or trying to find … More 37% Fluent in Portuguese!
I didn’t realize how global Portuguese actually is and the amount of people that speak the language. Between the countries that have it as their primary or one of their primary languages and the expat communities throughout North America and the world, Portuguese can be heard in mostly any continent. That’s actually pretty crazy! To … More Over 300 million people speak Portuguese!
Today was fun! It’s always fun when it’s your day off. I mostly just spent the afternoon by the pool doing Duolingo on my phone. I finished the ‘Adjectives’ category and the ‘Present verbs’ one. Mostly each category has around 10 lessons. So, I ended up doing a lot today, but I’m still 33% fluent … More Think about the present!
Every icon on Duolingo is very specific to the topic being discussed, and the household category would naturally have a toilet. I made it back home from work around 2am and have been working a bit on Portuguese tonight. I finished the Household category and finished the Measurements category as well. Apparently, I am 32% … More I’m done with the toilet!
Portuguese has been on my mind every single day now and I have mostly done duolingo on a daily basis. I did skip a few days but either I heard some at work or listened to some Brazilian music at home. So, generally, I’ve been doing pretty good so far. I’m still a little hesitant … More I don’t know my knives from my spoons
Today the lessons were short. Instead of actually working on new lessons, I basically strengthened what I already learnt these past days. Once you’re done with that, the topics turn gold. I made them all gold today. And that was pretty much it. I spent most of the day cleaning and wondering what most of … More O melhor do funk!
Well.. Maybe I don’t really speak it, but I can definitely understand a lot of it. I’ve been attempting to learn the language for a couple of years now but have never actually sat down on a daily basis and worked on it. I started by watching movies and listening to music. The movies started … More Eu falo português!