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Puerto Rican American

My parents were born in Puerto Rico. They were divorced when I was a very young child. I was raised by my father and stepmother who was not Puerto Rican and did not speak or understand Spanish. My father did not speak Spanish at home and therefore I lost most of the language. I can read, write, understand and speak proper basic elementary Spanish as I learned in school but that is limiting to me. I should take it upon myself to purchase a home study course and teach myself the language, I think it would be a nice goal to have and achieve. Necesito un poco ayuda para comenzar. 
RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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Our language is a unique kind of Spanish mixed with Indian words, and anglicism. It has portuguese , french, and other influences....It is funny and vibrant but have to be careful when talking to a native because it is full of double meaning, always trying to trick you and get a good laugh...We even pronounce the 'R ' like the chinese do...we turn it into an "L" e.g. puerta(door) = puelta ... best is to learn it from a native,,, good luck and enjoy it....

Start you can do it. I am puerto rican too and have lost the language only because I don't speak it that much other than with my family members.