Gent 26 Entrevistas: GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE FROM ... -Tell me about some traditions in Argentina. “I don’t think that’s a tradition, but we grill meat for dinner more or less every night. And in New Year’s Eve, we keep in silence until the twelve chimes finish and throw fireworks.” -All the countries have national days or holidays, so what special days have you got in Argentina? “We have the same holidays as you have, like Summer or Christmas holidays…, but we have our special days like Carnival or Pachamama.
Pachamamais a tradition in which we bury food in the ground for God.” - In Spain we don’t speak only a language, do you speak more than one? “Yes, it depends on where you are, but in Argentina we speak Italian, German and French because of immigration, and we speakGuaranítoo.
Guaraní is a special language from the natives. Only a few speak it. For example, in guaraní they say “RO JAIJÚ” what means “I LOVE YOU”.” -Now, I want to know about school there: primary, secondary… if it’s private or public school… Can you tell me something about it? “ I can try, but I lived in Argentina a long time ago, so I don’t remember and I have always studied here in Spain. Maybe, the school has the USA rules, because we have a close contact with them, and probably it might be like there. About private or public… I think it’s the same as here… We have both.” - And Leyla, How about the government in your country? Who’s the president? “Our president is Mauricio Maen. We have a democracy. The government and political parties are like here, we don’t have a great economy, just the opposite, I'm afraid.” -Which was the most difficult thing to face when you came to Spain? “ It could be the time routine, because it’s really different. Now here it’s 12:10 pm and in Argentina is 8:10 am. Also the food. Now I like it, but when I was a child I used to hate it. And probably the worst was to be far from my family. I can’t see them!.” -And finally, What is the best and the worst thing about Argentina? “I will always say that economy is the worst thing, but we have a lot of good things too, like CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS IN SUMMER! I can go to the beach on Christmas Eve!!! And the people are also amazing over there, really cheerful.” “Ciao! You’rewelcome!”
-Okey, That's all! I really thank you for your answers!
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