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pappagrande 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Playing chess and learning Spanish on GameNot….


Would anybody be interested in playing me, and helping me to improve on the little bit of spanish that I already know?
h86m 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Would love to play you, but sorry, can't help you with the Spanish part. I could help if you want to learn Urdu, though :p
pappagrande 16 ( +1 | -1 )
i'll take you up on the game if you challenge me but i think i'll pass on the urdu. i don't think that there would be any room in my brain for chess, spanish and urdu at the moment..
h86m 8 ( +1 | -1 )
I'll challange you as soon as I finish one of my ongoing games (I've reached my limit of 7 games).
pappagrande 5 ( +1 | -1 )
detty uvdro parin!! (means ok in klingon)
mattafort 76 ( +1 | -1 )
Search for spanish players. I did an "advanced search" of PLAYERS.
rating: 1000-1400 country: Spain Finished: >10 gams Active: >5 gms
found 23 players match - Of course Mexican knows Spanish, too
Search result, spanish players:
arabel 1234 caraskina 1383 dviveros 1123 emporrao 1075 eolo 1325 eugaber 1293 freakiestpeter 1113 jesmago 1345 9. jidjid 1338 10. juanjo 1237 11. kofianand 1279 lantoli 1383 manu93 1089 moris 1306 nardi 1349 pachuli 1084 pitiroso1 1161 rjeg 1288 rossrov 1064 ruysanchez 1253 slarsson777 1313 srschorr 1356 wakethefirst 1333
mattafort
pappagrande 21 ( +1 | -1 )
reply to mattafort i tried challenging a spanish player that i found as you said but when i said hello in spanish i got no response. maybe it's my irish accent. i also feel it would be presumtuous to ask him if he speaks ingles

mattafort 58 ( +1 | -1 )
Different people I guess it is with spanish persons, as in general:
-Some are social and great to chat with.
-Others don't even bother to answer you at all.
I personally have found,
that the higher rating, the less social they are.
The nicest ones I have found is low- to middle rating.
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Don't give up at first try.
Send message and ask, before starting game.
Ther are many nice spanish/mexican persons on GK.
They would love that you are interested in their mother-tongue!!
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mattafort
kofianand 3 ( +1 | -1 )
1st lesson Hi!
Hello in spain is "hola"
mattafort 73 ( +1 | -1 )
A sample of request message. I used this translation service
www.systranbox.com/systran/box
to write a request message.
(But he/she should know english, if teaching you.)
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Hello, xxxxxx!

My name is Charlie.
I would like to learn spanish.
Would you teach me a little spanish,
while we play a game of the chess?

I will be very grateful,
in case you do me that favour.

Charlie
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¡Hola, xxxxxx!

Mi nombre es Charlie. Quisiera aprender español.
¿Usted me enseñaría un poco español,
mientras que jugamos un juego del ajedrez?

Seré muy agradecido,
en caso de que usted me haga ese favor.

Charlie
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mattafort
macheide 12 ( +1 | -1 )
pappagrande Dear friend,

I'm from México and my mother language is spanish.

If I can help you, I'll be enchanted.

Regards,

Andrés
macheide.
tulkos 12 ( +1 | -1 )
great! let macheide help you! I wonder what kind of enchantment it will be---- hopefully your good chess moves. ;-)
pappagrande 33 ( +1 | -1 )
reply to macheide
Hello Senor macheide.

Thank you very much for the kind offer to assist me, I will contact you later perhaps we can start a game

Regards.
Pappagrande.


Hola Señor macheide.

Muchas graciás para tus oferta amable, estaré a contactar más tarde quizás empezaríamos un juego.

Un salud.
Pappagrande.
pappagrande 10 ( +1 | -1 )
reply to kofianand Thanks for the first lesson shall we play?

Gracias para primero leccion, ¿ jugamos ?
macheide 21 ( +1 | -1 )
pappagrande Estimado amigo,

Será un placer jugar una partida de ajedrez con usted.

Si usted gusta podemos empezar. Puede usted elegir el color de las piezas y el control de tiempo.

Su amigo,

Andrés
macheide.
voigtkampf 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Huh? Klingon? pappagrande? So you speak klingon, huh? How comes? I mean pappagrande doesn't sound as if you from around Qo'nos? :) Well, if you hooked up on klingon, you shouldn't have any problems with spanish!
Qa'pla and hasta luego!
pappagrande 10 ( +1 | -1 )
maybe i'm half klingon and half irish?
i don't know why but it just seems to come natural.
pappagrande 18 ( +1 | -1 )
I think that’s enough humour now.
My new friend, el señor macheide has agreed to help me in my request and if anyone else would like to do the same I would be grateful.
pappagrande.