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"What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 05:01post reply

Well, seeing the success kofoguz's thread about Türkiye had, and with that thing that I heard recently about Mexico maps' sales increasing greatly in the USA after Barcelona was given the '92 Olympics (please, USA people from the board, don't take it personally ^_^;)...

Then the question comes out: What do you know about Spain?

And, more specifically, in my case, what do you know of Catalonia?

Thanks in advance, too! :)





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"Re(1):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 05:03post reply

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I heard recently about Mexico maps' sales increasing greatly in the USA after Barcelona was given the '92 Olympics


Is this a joke?





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"Re(2):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 05:14post reply

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I heard recently about Mexico maps' sales increasing greatly in the USA after Barcelona was given the '92 Olympics

Is this a joke?


dunno, not contrasted ^_^;





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"Re(1):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 05:22post reply

I visited Spain for 12 days on an orchestra tour when I was 15 or so. It was lovely, and I want to live in Salamanca some day. It was a little eerie how quickly I started to pick up Spanish while I was there. Anyway, I know a decent amount about the country's history, and I know it's not the most economically successful nation in the EU right now, but the people seemed very friendly, and it seemed like a very nice, relaxed place to live.





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"Re(1):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 05:39post reply

quote:

Then the question comes out: What do you know about Spain?

And, more specifically, in my case, what do you know of Catalonia?

Thanks in advance, too! :)


Hm. Well, I know about Catalan. Some names from that language are interesting sounding.

And I know I really like the way the dialect they use in the southern part of Spain sounds. A lot more than Castillian.

One of these days when I'm done learning sign language for my major and the Swedish interest dies down I'll probably go back to Spanish.





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"Re(1):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 05:46post reply

quote:
Well, seeing the success kofoguz's thread about Türkiye had, and with that thing that I heard recently about Mexico maps' sales increasing greatly in the USA after Barcelona was given the '92 Olympics (please, USA people from the board, don't take it personally ^_^;)...

Then the question comes out: What do you know about Spain?

And, more specifically, in my case, what do you know of Catalonia?

Thanks in advance, too! :)




i heard that they eat baked squid in spain


is this true?





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"Re(1):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 06:58post reply

I angered an Spaniard. He called me cara de plasta.

That is all I know.





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"Re(2):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 07:02post reply

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I angered an Spaniard. He called me cara de plasta.

That is all I know.



LOL. I'll have to use that one.

All I know about Spain is that I don't like the lisp. Sorry, but I can't stand it! Other then that, nothing else. I think they did have a funny mascot for the 92 olympics. Maybe every olympics has had funny/dumb mascots though.





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"Re(2):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 07:12post reply

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I angered an Spaniard. He called me cara de plasta.

That is all I know.



Isnt "te cago en tus muertos" another popular Spanish insult?





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"Re(3):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 10:29post reply

"Coger" es más divertido en Argentina que en España.





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"Re(4):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 11:00post reply

I know theres this place called "pueblo" yo im serious, and this stuff went down, you wouldn't believe me if i told you. All these crazy farmers and people were all speaking spanish, but they looked more like zombies to me. They were not zombies! I tried to run from them, but this chainsaw dude came out, from the way he was yelling I don't think he was spanish, hell I can't even remember what I was doing in spain that day. All I know is that you guys leave weapons around and lots of herbs and shit, and you guys kidnapped the presidents daughter and have a lot of problems with those druid folks in the woods with their crazy sci-fi experiments.


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I actually love spanish food, I think it's the best in the world. Half my family is from around Spain and Portugal.





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"Re(1):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 20:09post reply

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Then the question comes out: What do you know about Spain?


Olé, paella, toros, tapas, flamenco!


quote:
And, more specifically, in my case, what do you know of Catalonia?


They're greedy bastards. XD





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"Re(1):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Wed 27 Jul 23:31post reply

quote:
Well, seeing the success kofoguz's thread about Türkiye had, and with that thing that I heard recently about Mexico maps' sales increasing greatly in the USA after Barcelona was given the '92 Olympics (please, USA people from the board, don't take it personally ^_^;)...

Then the question comes out: What do you know about Spain?

And, more specifically, in my case, what do you know of Catalonia?

Thanks in advance, too! :)



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And i heard that spanish people are very hot-blooded.





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"Re(2):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Thu 28 Jul 01:34post reply

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And i heard that spanish people are very hot-blooded.


About 36.5ºC





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"Re(3):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Thu 28 Jul 01:57post reply

Nice country Spain! Been in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Valencia, etc., also a bit in the basque part (sorry, don't know the word in spanish or english)
I remember the people being really nice (much nicer than the italian, which I find rather pompous and disrespectful most of the time, though I know many many sweet italian people too)
The food was great every time (man, the paella I ate in Valencia... hmmmmm)





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"Re(1):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Thu 28 Jul 01:58post reply

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Then the question comes out: What do you know about Spain?




I lived near a city called Zaragoza for about a year back in 1991-1992. I was only 11 though. My dad was stationed at the US Air Force base there and since then, I've had a strange obsession with that place.

Anyway, my family has friends there. Even when I went back to visit in 1995, I was in love with the place. I want to visit it again.





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"Re(2):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Thu 28 Jul 02:44post reply

I hear spaniards live there.

one of my main news posters is spanish.

spanish people use 'th' at various times because one of their kings had a speach problem. I find that nearly hilarious. Same stupid reason we use 'inches' and 'feet' in the US. dumb.

the gp32 was released there, and in italy.

spain conquered and colonized lots of places.

it has political problems (who doesn't!?), and polarized religious groups.

europe! teehee!





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"Re(2):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Thu 28 Jul 04:50:post reply

Castañuelassssssssssssssssssssssssss joderrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Olé, paella, toros, tapas, flamenco!


Food! How do you make paella?





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"Re(3):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Thu 28 Jul 07:05:post reply

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Food! How do you make paella?



Well, there are like... 3 million ways to make a Paella, but the first thing you need is the recipient itself (Called paella, in fact. The dish in question is "Arroz en paella"). It's a big, not too deep pan. Should be only about 10 cm deep and at least 50-60 cm of diameter.

Then, rice, vegetables (green and red pepper, artichoke, tomato, etc...), some kind of meat or fish (chicken, seafood... whatever you want, really), garlic, sappron, lemon, rosemary, salt, black pepper. Ah, olive oil, too.

I don't know how to make one, although is not that difficult.



BTW, as good as a paella is, gazpacho >> paella.





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"Re(4):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Thu 28 Jul 15:53post reply

Yeah, use a paella pan to make paella!
But saffron is crazy expensive here. Is it more affordable to the common people in Spain, or is it still really expensive?

Talking about Spanish food, there are tons of new tapas bars / restaurants opening everywhere where I live. It's like Tapas are slowly becoming the new sushi.
I've had some nice Spanish wine before too...





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"Re(5):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Thu 28 Jul 18:59post reply

I find hilarius how the japanese usually portrait Spain: "La Sagrada Familia" of Barcelona with people wearing "Sevillanas" suits.

Also, I don't like "tortilla de patatas".





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"Re(5):What do you know about Spain thread" , posted Thu 28 Jul 19:36post reply

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Yeah, use a paella pan to make paella!
But saffron is crazy expensive here. Is it more affordable to the common people in Spain, or is it still really expensive?

Talking about Spanish food, there are tons of new tapas bars / restaurants opening everywhere where I live. It's like Tapas are slowly becoming the new sushi.
I've had some nice Spanish wine before too...



Well, saffron is still expensive here. In fact, paella is usually made with some kind of alimentary colorant, to give the yellow colour and some taste. Saffron is for "high class" paellas, although you only need a tiny little bit in each one.

And about tapas... I find that quite funny. Here, in Granada, tapas are totally free, I mean, you order a beer, and along with it comes a tapa. They range from tiny ones, like some olives in a small dish, to a BIG dish with fried potatoes, and meat, depending on the bar, but always free. That's unique in all Spain (along with I think Jaén and Almería, that is, Eastern Andalucía), so I fin rather strange when I have to pay for one tapa.
Depending on the place you go, you can get a big dinner just by ordering two drinks, since also the tapa varies with every drink you get. There's one bar famous for having its third tapa to be basically dessert, since the previous two are so complete.


Oh, and yesterday I eat a "Tortilla de Paratas" (Spanish Omelette) sooooo good... My mother makes the best ones in the world.





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"Multiple answer!" , posted Fri 29 Jul 02:35post reply

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I heard recently about Mexico maps' sales increasing greatly in the USA after Barcelona was given the '92 Olympics

Is this a joke?

dunno, not contrasted ^_^;

Well, and there's also Jeb Bush's comment: "I want to thank the president of the Republic of Spain for his..." ^_^
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I know it's not the most economically successful nation in the EU right now

Uh-huh. It's a rather common joke here to make comments about Spain being still a 3rd world country. Specially in what refers to Internet Access, and mostly culture in general. There're lots of self-made injokes or funny comments about our level of inculture.

Or at least, that's what I hear/say ^_^
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Hm. Well, I know about Catalan. Some names from that language are interesting sounding

Like.... dunno.... Joan? (stupid note: it's my name)
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i heard that they eat baked squid in spain


is this true?

Well, we do eat boiled squid with fried potatoes, all mixed with the squid's ink. 'Tis called "calamares en su tinta" --> "Squids in their own ink". original name, ne?
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I angered an Spaniard. He called me cara de plasta.

Funny. Not much of a common insult.
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All I know about Spain is that I don't like the lisp

The what? LISP is a programming language but I guess you're not refering to that. Whassat?
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I think they did have a funny mascot for the 92 olympics.

Good ol' Cobi... Nostalgia... -sniff-
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Isnt "te cago en tus muertos" another popular Spanish insult?

"Me cago en tus muertos", yes. Literally "I poo on your... eh... dead family members".
And "Me cago en <insert sth here>"/"I poo on <sth>" is a very common swearing too.
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"Coger" es más divertido en Argentina que en España

Me sé de uno que fue a Argentina y pregunto "¿Para tomar el autobús?" y le contestaron "Pues como no sea por el tubo de escape..."
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And, more specifically, in my case, what do you know of Catalonia?
They're greedy bastards. XD

Para tí, TM, con todo mi cariño, "porque te love you"(tm):
Derecho a tapa + lyrics.

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And i heard that spanish people are very hot-blooded.

I don't like stereotypes based on statistics, but yes, you could say it's (generally) true.
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I lived near a city called Zaragoza for about a year back in 1991-1992. I was only 11 though. My dad was stationed at the US Air Force base there and since then, I've had a strange obsession with that place.

Anyway, my family has friends there. Even when I went back to visit in 1995, I was in love with the place. I want to visit it again.

¿De Zaragozaaaaa? ¡Mañicooooo!
Yeah, the famous US bases, they're not much loved, no, m'afraid... u_u
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spanish people use 'th' at various times because one of their kings had a speach problem.

¿? Interesting... Please elaborate.
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spain conquered and colonized lots of places.

It was "the Empire where the sun never sets", cuz it took all around the globe and it was always daylight somewhere ^_^;

And I've just started...





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"On gastronomy..." , posted Fri 29 Jul 02:39:post reply

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but the first thing you need is the recipient itself (Called paella, in fact. The dish in question is "Arroz en paella").

Yup. And in Catalan "paella" literally means "frying pan".
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BTW, as good as a paella is, gazpacho >> paella.

Yuck... Me no gusta.
Pa amb tomàquet rockzzzz!!! More than anything else.
It's a typical (and easy!) Catalan food. You just squeeze half a tomato on bread, add olive oil and salt... and the magic's done!
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Talking about Spanish food, there are tons of new tapas bars / restaurants opening everywhere where I live. It's like Tapas are slowly becoming the new sushi.

tapas do rock, most certainly... You have these small bits of everything, you pick from here, you pick from there... *Makes a Homer Simpson face* -Ghhaaaaahhh....-
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Oh, and yesterday I eat a "Tortilla de Paratas" (Spanish Omelette) sooooo good... My mother makes the best ones in the world.

As a matter of fact, the second best ones, just right after my father's :p
Why is there a familiar who can do really good paellas and/or tortilla de patatas and/or any typical food in general, I wonder? ^_^;

EDIT: Grammar ugly.





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"Re(1):Multiple answer!" , posted Fri 29 Jul 08:36post reply

quote:
And, more specifically, in my case, what do you know of Catalonia?
They're greedy bastards. XD
Para tí, TM, con todo mi cariño, "porque te love you"(tm):
Derecho a tapa + lyrics.



Hah, muy bueno. Cantan como el culo, pero la letra es muy realista XD.





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"Re(2):Multiple answer!" , posted Fri 29 Jul 08:56post reply

Once I used to know how to say "There's a dog in my pants" in Spanish but now I only remember the "pantalones" part. I guess I even don't remember that correctly.





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"Todos de Espana, necesito ayuda" , posted Thu 4 Aug 13:42post reply

Ok, is there any spanish online bookstores
that you guys might know of?

I want to get a copy of Marou's(<3<3<3) Vampire smile.( they published it in Spain right?)

Muchas Gracias





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"Re(1):Todos de Espana, necesito ayuda" , posted Sat 6 Aug 07:58post reply

quote:
Ok, is there any spanish online bookstores
that you guys might know of?

I want to get a copy of Marou's(<3<3<3) Vampire smile.( they published it in Spain right?)

Muchas Gracias



Sorry, I've been away and I couldn't answer to this one:

La sonrisa del vampiro

For international orders, you have to spend at least 75€ (which is about the same in US $), and you can pay by International Postal Money Order or by credit card. A minimum order of 75€ is too much, so I'm afraid you'll have to grab more stuff...