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spanish speakers in the inner north, hola!
Posted January 5th, 2013 - 4:33 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Last year I took a term of spanish lessons in preparation for my trip to south america this march and loved it! If there are any native spanish speakers (preferably south american for the accent) living around the inner north area I would love to arrange to meet and keep my skills fresh and hopefully improve my vocabulary a little more before I head off on my adventure :) Happy to help you with english, or just buy you a beer or a coffee in exchange!
hasta luego

Posted January 5th, 2013 - 5:24 pm by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Hi there!
Im Gabriel from Argentina, Im living in Melbourne (South Yarra pretty sure this is not a inner north area, but we could use skype and save beer for later).
Im a native Spanish speaker, interested in correct my usual mistakes, and learn some grammar, and Aussie way to speak (so different) In exchange I can offer same to you, I can talk or fake the accent of Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombian.
My true accent is Porteño, also I can talk in neutral Spanish.
Also I can help with your adventure, My girlfriend and I travelled for Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brasil, Colombia y Venezuela
Please let me know if you're interested


ph: this mail take me 20 mins to write....wow!! Need help!

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 1:57 am by from Wroclaw, Poland (Permalink)
A lo mejor podriamos organizar algo como spanish meetings para la gente que quiere hablar espanol!

soy polaca, vivi en espana y ahora no quiero olvidarme el idioma. me encantaria conocer a la gente que sabe y quiere hablar espanol, tomar una cana o dos... :)

como os parece?!

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 4:11 am from Melbourne, Australia
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Posted January 7th, 2013 - 4:21 am by from Wroclaw, Poland (Permalink)
of course I am!

where? when?
any suggestions?
it's preety sunny now so we can meet in a park or sth.
moday is ok for me

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 5:25 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Hello Megan,

My name is Carmen and I'm from Peru.
I live in kingsville, quite close to the North and I'm really interested in help you out with your Spanish, also I would like to improve my English.

Call me or text me anytime to arrange a meeting, my number is 0433 347 975

Nos vemos pronto :)

Posted January 8th, 2013 - 3:06 am from Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted January 8th, 2013 - 8:29 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
so nice to meet so many spanish speaking friends :D

I have been in touch with carmen and we are going to meet on monday (14th) at 7pm in the CBD. Everyone is welcome! Does anyone know of a good place to meet? I know that cho gao in melbourne central has big tables for a group to sit at, and they are open late on Monday nights with food and drink specials... I just don't know how loud they play their music and if we will be able to talk!

any ideas?


Posted January 12th, 2013 - 4:11 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Hi Megan,

I think the Spanish conversation that took place was at Naked for Satan (in Fitzroy, Brunswick St). They serve tapas, which is very Spanish.
I'd like to join you and Carmen if that's OK, I need to practice my Spanish too!


Posted January 13th, 2013 - 5:00 am from Melbourne, Australia
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Posted January 13th, 2013 - 9:38 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
hola! Over the weekend I did a little research and found a nice cafe in the CBD that is open late on weeknights and has nice big tables that we can sit at :) It's called 1000 pound bend, on little lonsdale street, number 361. Slight change of plans... Carmen and I will be meeting there at 6.15pm instead of 7. I will be bringing my spanish dictionary and some a few other resources I have :) anyone and everyone is welcome!

hasta mañana


Posted January 13th, 2013 - 11:22 pm by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Thanks Megan, will be there!
See you later!

Posted January 14th, 2013 - 5:20 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
I can't make it tonight, but will you be making this a weekly or fortnightly occurrence? Because I'd love to come another time. I lived in Peru for 7 months last year and my Spanish has already quickly diminished and I'd love to practice what little Spanish I have left!

Posted January 14th, 2013 - 10:48 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Hola chic@s!
Tomorrow I am not working so I am pretty free all day if someone wants to catch up for a chat. Seems its gonna be sunny with 28C so we could meet up at a park, have some beers and of course Spanish! :D
If anyone feels like it let me know!
Or inbox me, will check tomorrow morning.
Buenas noches!

Posted January 15th, 2013 - 3:05 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)

I would also be interested in coming along to the next spanish speaking meet up. I traveled around Central and South America for over a year - about two years ago. So my Spanish is a little rustic to put it lightly. I would love to start improving my spanish, and to help others to improve their english, while sitting in a park enjoying the beautiful weather.


Posted January 15th, 2013 - 12:15 pm by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Hola, count me in for la proxima, I speak spanglish, just recently back from living a few years in Buenos Aires and want to keep practising...

Posted January 15th, 2013 - 11:42 pm by from Mar del Plata, Argentina (Permalink)
hola a todos! soy Lujan de Argentina, llegue a Mel hace dos dias y me quedo hasta marzo. Para cuando organizaron otra salida? I'd like to join you!

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 12:40 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Hola Lujan!
Que tal sábado por la tarde un picnic-parrillada??
Tu debes saber de parrillas! :D

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 9:05 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
thanks to everyone who made it on monday! so nice to meet you all and speak some espanol :) I'll be trying to organise a group spanish/english get together every two weeks from now on. To those of you who couldn't make it on monday, have joined this thread since monday and to any newcomers who may stumble upon us and would like to keep informed please pm me your e-mail addresses and I'll make sure you find out, otherwise keep your eyes peeled for activities!
Hasta luego!

Posted January 17th, 2013 - 1:15 pm by from Mar del Plata, Argentina (Permalink)
hola a todos, este sabado 19 de 12pm a 6 pm hay un evento de salsa en las playas de St. Kilda con mucha musica para escuchar y bailar.
I'm going with my cousin to dance a little bit and then beach time. If someone wants to come, we can arrange a point to gather together.

Posted January 19th, 2013 - 8:47 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Hey just been reading these posts, sounds like an awesome idea, I currently live in Sunshine West and would love to meet up with you guys when u next meet u. I do speak Spanish just not much since i've moved to Aus so i might be a bit rusty lol

Posted January 19th, 2013 - 9:10 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
i'm in too!

Posted January 21st, 2013 - 4:18 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Hola Chicos y chicas,

FOr those interested in group conversations, there is conversation weekly meeting organized by a guy called Kevin every Wednesday, from 6 to 8pm at Northcote Library, on the room at the end of the library.

I met them by chance because I listened they were talking Spanish and I´m usually not going because I work but I really recommend you to join them because they are nice people and talk the two hours in Spanish in groups of 3 to 6 people. They are not native pero hablan muy muy bien y yo conocí a gente muy maja.

Besides, Kevin is leaving Australia in March so it would be great if you join and take over the meetings!

If you guys interested, just drop youselves there on Wednesday or ask me for the email of Kevin in a private message to contact him if you want. t

Pasadlo muy bien!