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Although not my mother tongue, I consider myself a native speaker in Spanish after studying the language for many years, using it on a daily basis at home and having last year obtained my DELE C2 - the highest possible qualification in Spanish from the Instituto Cervantes. I am very confident to answer any questions about the Spanish language. I can also answer specific questions related to Andalucia and the Andalucian dialect as I have a profound knowledge of this area.

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MA Applied Linguistics First Class Honours in Modern Language Studies (Linguistics, Italian, Spanish) C2 (Native Level) DELE Diploma from Instituto Cervantes Grade A A-level in Spanish My partner is Spanish so Spanish is the main language spoken at home. I also spend many months in Spain (Andalucia) each year with my in-laws. I have translated and proofread many Spanish documents including CVs for art academies and translations of GCSE papers from French to Spanish for ZigZag Education.


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MA Applied Linguistics BA Hons Modern Language Studies DELE C2 in Spanish. CILS C1 in Italian CELTA qualified A Level Spanish

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2016-10-21 te amp:

Hi Julie,    Thanks for your question.    Although uses do vary between Spain and Latin America, the chief difference is that 'te amo' means 'I love you' in the sense of the kind of love that you have

2016-09-24 Spanish 101:

Hi Maricia,    As far as I can see, the only tiny mistake that you made is not adding an s to sábado o domingo as you are talking about them in the plural. If you change this, then those phrases should

2015-12-07 Te quiero vs te amo:

Hi Julie,    Thanks for the follow up question. In this example, this would seem to be like a set phrase coming from somebody simply to emphasise the fact that they love somebody. By repeating the two

2015-12-04 Te quiero vs te amo:

Hi Julie,    Thanks for your question.    Although uses do vary between Spain and Latin America, the chief difference is that 'te amo' is something that you would say to your partner in the sense of the

2015-07-13 Pareja:

Hi Julie,    Thanks for your question. I am just wondering if this is something that you have heard somewhere or if this is just a supposition as the grammar is incorrect.    The correct way of saying


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