Quote# 74067

I always wondered why Mexico is so ass backwards and hasn't been able to get their sh!t together over the past century...then I decided to learn Spanish and all was explained. The language is so ugly and imprecise, it's a wonder they can do anything technical. I literally gagged at how stupid the syntax in their sentences is...They don't have any negative conjunctions like don't or won't.. Thoughts don't flow smoothly at all and most of the time you won't know the meaning of a sentence until it ends. Instead of "Don't come over here.", it's "Come over here, no. "

I swear it's like caveman language...

Capitalizt, AnandTech 29 Comments [6/28/2010 5:45:12 PM]
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You forgot about spain a european country....

6/28/2010 6:13:58 PM


I can't express myself smoothly in a language I'm not fluent in ==> This language is inadequate.

When I translate sentences from English, I'm annoyed at having to pick up the noun after the adjective(s), it makes it very choppy, sometimes the end of a sentence reveals that the whole doesn't mean what I had began translating it as. I admire interpreters, real time translation is beyond difficult.

But when you grow fluent enough you stop translating and start understanding, and then you see that this other language is as effective as your own. Study on, kiddo.

6/28/2010 6:25:06 PM


Actually, you fucknuts have a poorer language than us. And that's not being discriminatory. You guys have words from basically every major language: Spanish, French, Arab, German. The fact that your brain (which is by the way, smaller than an ostrich's) isn't capable of learning a second language (which also shares its roots with French, Portuguese, Romanian and Italian, so go tell all of those guys their languages also sound like Bronze Age gibberish) doesn't mean it makes no sense, idiot.

6/28/2010 6:26:42 PM


European language, with its own dialect, dumbshit.

6/28/2010 7:02:34 PM

Y'know, I finally found a phrase that sums up how I view other cultures and whatnot: Never look at another culture with the belief that they're a failed attempt to be you. All societies are different expressions of the human spirit.

6/28/2010 7:25:21 PM


Lemme guess, you're mama's little straight A student but mow that you're having trouble with Spanish it's not because you have no talent for it or because you don't study, no, it's because the whole Spanish language is dumb.

Spanish is dumb! I don't wanna learn it! Waaaaah!

Additionally you show no understanding of the languages imperative structure.

These signs say "Don't drive sleepy" and "Don't put garbage on the path" respectively. Notice that the universal negator "NO" is the "FIRST" word in the sentence just like the word "Don't" is the first word.

Grammatically Spanish is closest to Italian amongst contemporary languages That means every Italian idea, from Galileo's theories of physics to the designs of a Lamborghini were using a grammatical structure nearly identical to that of Spanish.

6/28/2010 8:45:05 PM


English is so ugly and imprecise, it's a wonder they can do anything technical. They don't have declension of nouns, they have simplistic conjugation of verbs, mostly falling back on clumsy periphrastic constructions to convey mood, voice, and tense. Instead of "Necaberis", it's "You will be killed."

I swear it's like caveman language...

6/28/2010 9:22:08 PM

Latin. Roman Empire. Case closed.

6/28/2010 11:12:52 PM


Really? This is your argument? Nyt kun puhutaan kielistä, voin varmasti sanoa että englanti on aika paska kieli. Turhan epätarkka ja epäsujuva. Ja oikeinkirjotus on turhaa jos sanat ja lausuminen on erillaisia.

And the situation in mexico is bad because you fat fuckers keep expoiting every country south of florida. Do you even know why they are called "Banana republics"?

6/29/2010 12:15:04 AM


Hiljainen järvi kauas kantaa
Säveltä maiseman pysähtyneen
Lehtikään ei katseen alla liiku
Kylmyys yksin ui pinnan alla

Ja ruumis kaipaa vettä
Se huutaa vapautta
Ei sitä täältä löydy
Ei hetkeen mistään

Kuka eksyneelle tien näyttää
Kun aika kulkee vain loppuaan kohti

Varjojen virta
Kuolemaa kuljettaa
Maa on harmaa
Sydän poissa taas

Tie haarautunut on jossain harhaan
Tässä lumi peittää merkit askelten
Vain värit vaihtuvat katseen alla
Kylmyys yksin yksinäisen rauhoittaa

Ja ruumis kaipaa vettä
Se huutaa vapautta
Vieraassa kaupungissa
Etsien kauneutta

On kaikki pian vailla tarkoitusta
Taivas luonut jo katseensa pois
Askel tuskaan, askel vapauteen
Jos tänne jään, en täältä löydä mitään

Vain varjot kulkevat tästä
Seuraavat toisiaan
Eivät odota ketään

Edessäni näen vuorten sortuvan
Silti hetkeksi nyt jään
Kun tunnen tulvan nousevan

Taittaa kohtalon tahtoisin
Valon nähdä ja kääntyä takaisin

Aina aurinko nousee jossain
Kuiskaa ja tielle osoittaa
Ei enää meri sateena piiskaa
Tuskin siihen havahtuisin

Yksin tuhannen joukossa
Aina jossain muualla
Juuret maasta riistetyt
Kerran elävät, kerran kuolevat

Taittaa kohtalon tahtoisin
Valon nähdä ja kääntyä takaisin
Siksi hetkeksi nyt jään
Kun tunnen tulvan nousevan

Varjojen virta
Kuolemaa kuljettaa
Maa on harmaa
Sydän poissa taas

On kaikki pian vailla tarkoitusta
Taivas luonut jo katseensa pois
Askel tuskaan, askel vapauteen
Jos tänne jään, en täältä löydä mitään

6/29/2010 12:32:24 AM


...so, let's all reply to this guy by lambasting the English language using the same non-logic Capitalizt is using!

6/29/2010 1:03:24 AM

Sorry to cut your wings, but the most sold book in history and the most praised one by critics, Don Quijote de la Mancha, is written in Spanish. Think twice before spouting nonsense.

6/29/2010 3:55:46 AM

Huckster Sam

Yet you're using an exclamation point as a vowel.

Good game, bro. Good game.

6/29/2010 7:37:22 AM

Yama the Space Fish

English doesn't have one-to-one matchups between sounds and letters. What the hell is that?

6/29/2010 11:18:42 AM


I literally gagged at how stupid the syntax in their sentences is

Wait wait... sentence syntax is enough to make you literally gag? Sheesh, you must have a seriously weak stomach. Or some kind of gag reflex problem. Or a mental deficiency of some sort. Or possibly a combination of all three.

6/29/2010 1:20:16 PM


Yo puedo hablar espanol. Lo es muy facil.

6/29/2010 3:39:37 PM

These comments hating on the English language using the same failed logic this guy are great. Seriously, keep it up, you don't look incredibly stupid for missing the irony at all.

6/29/2010 8:29:12 PM



the irony in those comparisons WAS the whole point of those comments. The point was that they were using the persons own logic against them, to show that things can go both ways.

6/29/2010 11:19:46 PM


Or maybe you're just blaming you're poor grades and learning skills on the language because you're so fucking stupid.

6/30/2010 12:00:24 AM

Yama the Space Fish

And did you know that the Chinese didn't have letters...

Wait a minute...

6/30/2010 9:24:50 AM

G. Fieendish

Re: HumMis1349's last post
I take it you're quoting from the epic Finnish poem, The Kalevala...?

6/30/2010 11:50:38 AM

I guess you aren't aware that Spanish is a derivative of Latin, whereas English is the most bastardized language on the planet. Fool. Chinga tu madre.

6/30/2010 1:10:34 PM


@1173655: I think most of the comments are jokes pointing out the Insane Troll Logic rather than genuine hatred of English. And if they are genuine hatred of English...they're still in English. Native speakers can be as frustrated with their language as anyone else, and if any language offers opportunities for frustration more than English does, I've yet to find it.

7/3/2010 7:03:52 PM


"Don't come over here"

In spanish is "NO vengas acá"

No, being the same word in english. It's obvious you know scat about spanish.

No opines si no tienes idea de lo que estás hablando.

7/7/2010 3:57:56 PM

I was in Spanish class last year. It is one of the most interesting languages I've ever heard. It's obvious that you are a stupid, uncultured redneck living in a trailer-park somewhere. Stupid f*cker.

7/15/2010 8:08:52 PM

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