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Jared Romey

Puerto Rico
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I can answer questions on living abroad for the first time, on studying a language for the first time, and general questions on the Spanish language. I can also answer questions on Puerto Rican slang and life in Puerto Rico. Basic Spanish translation questions would also not be a problem.

Experience in the area

I am a non-native Spanish speaker that learned the language as an adult, so I have extensive experience studying and learning Spanish (I am now fluent). I have also studied German and Portuguese to lesser degrees, so I am qualified to discuss "How to Learn a Language."

I have lived in Chile, Argentina and Puerto Rico since 1997.


1. "Speaking Boricua", a book published on Puerto Rican slang, 2004.
2. "Speaking Phrases Boricua", published in 2005, Puerto Rican sayings and idioms (refranes in spanish).
3. "Speaking Argento", November 2009, about Argentine spanish slang. 4. "Speaking Chileno", July 2010, about Chilean spanish slang.


-Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science
-MBA in International Business
-extensive Spanish study (hundreds of class hours) on everything from grammar and history to phonetics

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The spanish language and its vocabulary vary widely from one country to the next. For example, a simple word like KITE has numerous variations depending on which country you are in, many of which are not understandable from one country to the next. In spanish the words volanti'n, barrilete, chiringa, cometa and papalote all mean KITE.

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Recent Answers from Jared Romey

2009-05-31 the Spanish:

Lana,    I don't know any books that specifically discuss what the Spanish people are like.  I would suggest look at travel guides, and reading novels set in Spain.    Depending on your level of Spanish

2009-04-22 thanxx:

Hello Dennise,    It has been a long time since I've been around Mexican Spanish, so I can only speak generally.  Referring specifically to the language, the quickest answer is that the vocabulary has

2009-04-22 hey!!from your puerorican sister:

Dennise,    I'd love to write a book about Cuban lingo, but it will probably have to wait a few years, until it is easier to travel to Cuba.  In the mean time, I will keep working on some other countries

2008-12-29 Living in Puerto Rico:

Andrea,    This is definitely an in-depth question that you should continue to research and discuss with friends or family in Puerto Rico who know your particular situation better.    I can tell you that

2008-05-20 Boricua Language:

There really is not a lot of information available about Puerto Rican Spanish.  Obviously I can suggest two books that I have written (available on, but other than that, there


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