Mi Bodeguita del Medio

While my blog is named after a restaurant in Havana I hope to someday visit, here you will find musings, rants, political incorrectness, thoughts on Indian Nationalism, strong straight-forward opinions and tid-bits.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I RENT ROOMS IN FLAT SHARED IN CENTER OF BARCELONA (EIXAMPLE)

Here goes an ad for a shared apartment I came across this morning:
(numbers and names erased to salvage poster's identity)

I think I'd understand the ad better if it were in Spanish, atleast the "fence and very fence" parts (?)

HELLO TO LEAVE 15 OF JUNE I HAVE 3 ROOMS (THE DOUBLE 450EUR.) IN FLAT SHARED IN CENTER OF THE CITY IN CARRER CONCELL OF CENT (EIXAMPLE ESQUERRE). THE ROOMS HAVE GOOD ILUMINACION SINCE they POSSESS BALCON.VERY FENCE TO THE RAMBLAS AND PLAZA CATAÑUÑA (5 MINUTES WALKING) AND VERY FENCE AL METRO UNIVERSITAT(100 METERS) (EXCELLENT UBICACION). THE ROOMS ARE FURNISHED (BED, CABINET) .IF LIKES CAN COME TO SEE THE ROOMS AND TO RESERVE IT ALONE A MONTH OF BAIL AND And THE ADVANCED MONTH .MOVIL FOR ANY CONSULTATION + 34 xxxxxxxxx. to ASK FOR xxx xxxx

4 comments:

  1. This is exactly the kind of ad i would be putting in had i learned spanish. I would murder any new language in a way that no one is capable of :-)

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  2. Great! Some of the pseudo English you see around the world is truly bewildering!

    Nice blog Nam - you're a truly international exec! Oman, Barcelona... where else?

    Jabberwocky

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  3. Anubhav, I have no doubt you would!

    Just kidding! I think you can dominate a language with practice and immersion. Its a matter of time till you get it right, and a matter of correcting mistakes early on, before you get too used to making them all the time.

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  4. Thanks Jabberwocky!
    I haven't been writing at all lately, but I'll get back in the flow soon enough! Do stick around :)

    To answer ur question, I was born in India, raised in Oman, later moved to the US for an undergrad degree and currently live in Spain. A lot of moving about, too much perhaps!

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