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ricitosdeplata

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I just finished watching Bitter Daisies set in Muriás, Asturias,Spain. It's mostly in Galician. For anyone trying to practice their listening skills in Galician this is a good resource. Since it was for the most part close enough to Spanish I could understand it. I wonder if it wouldn't take much to learn some basic Galician to have a simple conversation. I was uncomfortable that I was not able to speak back in Gallego when I was in Santiago. The story line is interesting at any rate. The camino was mentioned as the Pope was to visit Santiago so there was a shortage of police who had been called on to help for the event.
 

Pelegrin

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For a Spanish speaker it is not difficult to get a basic Galician level .The locals will be pleased of hearing you but they will speak you in Spanish if you don't have a good command.
 

ricitosdeplata

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09/2015: Via de la Plata
You're probably right. There was only I incident where a sales clerk continued to speak to me in Gallego in spite of my Spanish. I was embarrassed that I didn't know how to even say thank you or the other niceties. Won't make that mistake on my next camino.
 

Pelegrin

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You're probably right. There was only I incident where a sales clerk continued to speak to me in Gallego in spite of my Spanish. I was embarrassed that I didn't know how to even say thank you or the other niceties. Won't make that mistake on my next camino.
The sales clerk was impolite.This behaviour is quite unusual in Galicia.From my point of view you didn't make any mistake.
In Galego/Gallego Thank you is Grazas but almost everybody (including me) says Gracias.
 

MarkyD

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I just finished watching Bitter Daisies set in Muriás, Asturias,Spain. It's mostly in Galician. For anyone trying to practice their listening skills in Galician this is a good resource. Since it was for the most part close enough to Spanish I could understand it. I wonder if it wouldn't take much to learn some basic Galician to have a simple conversation. I was uncomfortable that I was not able to speak back in Gallego when I was in Santiago. The story line is interesting at any rate. The camino was mentioned as the Pope was to visit Santiago so there was a shortage of police who had been called on to help for the event.
Based on this post I watched the series on Netflix. It was a very dark type of crime drama, not exactly Camino friendly - so be prepared for some unsavory scenes! However, I must admit I became hooked until the end - just to find out "who did it". I can understand 50% of Gallego as I speak fluent Castellano Spanish, but it speaking is another thing. For someone wanting to learn some basic Gallego (Galego in Galician Spanish), I would think that series to be too difficult a place to start. Some shorter YouTube videos might be more appropriate. The link below is a light-hearted music video called La Bertolina (an old agricultural machine still used in Galicia)
Hope this helps,
Mark
 
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Galegomanes can always check out easily available podcasts (even hip-hop in Galego!)-- the most practical might be to follow the news in Galego (Grande Reportagem), but I've just signed up for the jazz programming. As an exercise for a Minnesotan pilgrim friend, I've suggested that she use Garcia Lorca's poem Chove in Santiago, easily available in both Castellano and Galego, and sung very clearly by Luar na Lubre's lead vocalist (whose name I can't offhand remember).
 

MarkyD

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Camino Francés 31/08/2018 - 20/10/2018
Galegomanes can always check out easily available podcasts (even hip-hop in Galego!)-- the most practical might be to follow the news in Galego (Grande Reportagem), but I've just signed up for the jazz programming. As an exercise for a Minnesotan pilgrim friend, I've suggested that she use Garcia Lorca's poem Chove in Santiago, easily available in both Castellano and Galego, and sung very clearly by Luar na Lubre's lead vocalist (whose name I can't offhand remember).
Wow, that song Chove en Santiago I hadn't heard before. It's a beautiful song and video that just brought back a flood of emotions for me, thanks for posting this.
Here is the link for the video I just watched:
 

Pelegrin

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Camino(s) past & future
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SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
Based on this post I watched the series on Netflix. It was a very dark type of crime drama, not exactly Camino friendly - so be prepared for some unsavory scenes! However, I must admit I became hooked until the end - just to find out "who did it". I can understand 50% of Gallego as I speak fluent Castellano Spanish, but it speaking is another thing. For someone wanting to learn some basic Gallego (Galego in Galician Spanish), I would think that series to be too difficult a place to start. Some shorter YouTube videos might be more appropriate. The link below is a light-hearted music video called La Bertolina (an old agricultural machine still used in Galicia)
Hope this helps,
Mark
Ha Ha Ha A bertolina vs a rotary mower.
This video had a great success in Galicia. It is rural Galician humour. The phrases are very difficult to understand for Spaniards from outside Galicia and even for urban Galicians.
Many Spaniards think that they undertand Galego but sometimes they are wrong because it has false friends with Castellano. For example (for those who know Spanish) when they say on the video "Es moi moderno" is not "El es muy moderno" but "Tu eres muy moderno"(You are very modern).
 

ricitosdeplata

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09/2015: Via de la Plata
Yes, Bitter Daisies is pretty dark. Sorry I didn't warn y'all. Thanks for the links for Chove and Bertolina, MarkyD and Oursonpolaire. Is Grande Reportagem in Portuguese?
 

Davey Boyd

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Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
Based on this post I watched the series on Netflix. It was a very dark type of crime drama, not exactly Camino friendly - so be prepared for some unsavory scenes! However, I must admit I became hooked until the end - just to find out "who did it". I can understand 50% of Gallego as I speak fluent Castellano Spanish, but it speaking is another thing. For someone wanting to learn some basic Gallego (Galego in Galician Spanish), I would think that series to be too difficult a place to start. Some shorter YouTube videos might be more appropriate. The link below is a light-hearted music video called La Bertolina (an old agricultural machine still used in Galicia)
Hope this helps,
Mark
This video made my day
Didn't understand a word
Brilliant!

(Note to self: must learn a little Galego)

Thank you
 
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Yes, Bitter Daisies is pretty dark. Sorry I didn't warn y'all. Thanks for the links for Chove and Bertolina, MarkyD and Oursonpolaire. Is Grande Reportagem in Portuguese?
I believe that Grande Reportagem is in Galego. Search engines on iTunes found it, and it sounds Galego to me. Somebody who knows the language can likely confirm it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014. Norte 2015, Cami S Jaume/Castellano-Aragonese 2016
Reportagem is Portuguese word, in Galego is Reportaxe.
Ah... I was misled by iTunes, which perhaps is not respectful of the linguistic diversity of Spain!! Radio Galicia's website is http://www.crtvg.es/ , and television links are there as well.
 

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