I guess this is where I introduce myself, right? 🙂
I’m Ed, from Argentina, native speaker of Rioplatense Spanish, administrator of this blog, and here’s some info about me and how this blog came about.
At a very early age I started learning English, at first because my parents wanted me to. After a while, though, I realized I really enjoyed speaking the language, so I kept on studying it and improving my skills, little by little. At the end of my secondary studies, I knew that whatever career path I chose, it had to involve the use of language skills. And that’s how I became an English-Spanish translator.
During my four-year translation course at university I started learning French, and thanks to that I realized I was not just passionate about the English language only, but all languages in general. So I kept studying French and… voilà, I eventually became a French teacher too!
And just recently, I’ve started teaching Spanish to an Irish friend who is staying in town for several months and had no previous knowledge of Spanish. Quite a challenge for me, but I was definitely up to it! And even though Spanish has a basic similar structure in every place where it is spoken, I found it very interesting to have a closer look at the special characteristics of the Spanish spoken where I live.
That’s how I decided to create this blog and share some tips and information about the Rioplatense Spanish with other people who may also find it interesting. After all, every year lots of international students and tourists come to Buenos Aires —one of the places where this variety of Spanish is spoken— so I guess it can be useful to some people.
And well, let’s be honest, even if you are not planning to come here any time soon, I see no reason why anybody would refuse to learn about the sexiest Spanish accent, haha! 😉
Ok, guys! I think that’s all. If you have any questions, just leave a message and I’ll be happy to answer as soon as I can.
Thanks for your attention… and happy learning!
PS: Ok, ok! If you’ve read up to here, you’ve definitely earned the right to have these ridiculously delicious empanadas. Go ahead, don’t be shy and help youself! 🙂