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Rob continues his conversations with Pilar. They discuss Mexican culture, the impact of the United States, variations in Spanish language in Mexico, food, and the Mexico-Colombia relationship. Rob asks specific questions about the preterite tense.
Rob

Rob

Inglés

Pilar

Pilar

Colombiana

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Pilar

[00:01:15]

Rob

[00:01:17]
Translation

All right. What else? Like, what else what?

Pilar

[00:01:20]
Translation

News, what else about your life? Are you okay? Are you feeling okay? Everything's... A lot of answers are possible to a what else?

Rob

[00:01:32]
Translation

That's one of the things... I don't know if it's hard for you, but when you travel, and we're going to talk a little bit about Mexico. But when you travel to other Spanish-speaking countries... How do you measure yourself in what you say? Because for example, I have many phrases from here that are already fossilised in my mind. So I, for example, travel a lot to Spain when we are in Europe and sometimes I say, "What else? And people look at me like, I don't know....

Pilar

[00:02:10]
Translation

What else can I tell you?

Rob

[00:02:12]
Translation

And they say the same thing like give me a beer. I'll charge you for it, but I'm not going to give it away. Like... Do you have like a folder in your mind that these sayings are only from Colombia?

Pilar

[00:02:25]
Translation

Let's just say it's part of the fun of when you travel, right? And it's the shock of the first few days until you adjust. Yes and yes. We have a kind of little folder of while you are in Spain you don't say "give away" and while you are somewhere else you use what the people say, the locals say.

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