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9 Spanish Phrases to Know When You Arrive at the Airport

You have just landed at the Cuenca airport and you are anxious to begin your Ecuador adventure. But first, you wonder what you will say to people trying to help you. Everyone speaks Spanish, a language you are not familiar with. So what will you say? Here are a few simple phrases you need to know when you …

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11 Spanish Learning Books and Courses We Used (Print and Audio)

Despite Ecuador being a Spanish country, we are asked if it’s necessary to learn Spanish before moving. The short answer is: “No, you don’t have to learn before you move.” We didn’t and we got by fine. But if you do learn Spanish (even in a basic form) before you move, life will be much easier. 11 …

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122 Papiamento Phrases: How to Speak Papiamento (Word List and Resources)

Planning a trip to the Dutch Caribbean islands? You might want to learn a few papiamento phrases. In this post, you’ll get key papiamento phrases (122 word list) and get the resources you need to improve your skills. How to Speak Papiamento: Word List / Resources The first words you’ll probably hear when you arrive …

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3 Ways to Learn Spanish in Ecuador (What Worked for Us)

For many travelers, the main reason for being in Cuenca is to learn Spanish. Noted by many as one of the better areas to learn Spanish – in part because of the locals slower pace of speaking (especially when compared to other Latin American countries) Cuenca is a hub for foreigners studying Spanish. How to …

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