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Word for the Travel Wise (02/09/06)
Today's word is a Catalan word used in Spain:
sisplau - please
On my past travels through Spain I had a most difficult time in Madrid with Spanish and finding friendly English speaking individuals. Luckily things went a lot smoother in Barcelona and Ibiza. Romance langs usually don't like to cooperate with my tongue and for those of you like myself who have a tough time with Spanish or French, add Catalan to your list. While a good boot camp and extended stay in the country would do anyone really wishing to learn some good we'll have to settle for this very simple and common word for now.
Resources on the web are many for Catalan. Check out Ominglot first for history and a fantastic list of links to keep you chugging along in your studies. Some of the best in my own opinion include this Intercat site which has a University conversation guide with audio, a section titled " 30 Tips Catalan in Catalonia," and other additional tools. BBC has a short summary about Catalan and a few helpful phrases.
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