Spanish peeps?!?

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*Saffy*

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Not been to Spain for many years ... I aceept people for who they are .. and when I'm in a different country I hope I respect traditions if I am going into a more rural area particularly .. and I love to try new food and meet new people anyways ...
 
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craigyt2k1

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i think there is some great spanish food (i remember the first time i tried paella)sp. like everywhere else you get the nice and nastys. beautiful country on a whole.
 

Drew

Active Member
I also like the Greek's but the Spanish seem a little more forward thinking.

When i first went to Ibiza i found many of the spanish quite rude, but then i realised it was probably because of the years of dickhead English tw*ts they have had to put up with.

Yeah, they're cool.

8)
 
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*Saffy*

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DrewUK said:
s probably because of the years of dickhead English tw*ts they have had to put up with.


8)

Yup! I can imagine that too!
 

stephen

Active Member
Staff member
wrong drew.

the spanish idea of being polite is not the same as in other countries. that's all.

i forgot to mention in my last post that i'm not that keen on bullfighting (or hare coursing or fox hunting) but everything else here is fine.
 

dfunky

New Member
People in spain aren't generaly polite but they are still very friendly, especially on the islands and in Andulucia, its a bit different in say Madrid. Its just the way they are.
They are laid back and not as uptight about things.
They obviously get annoyed with the tourists in the summer as its an invasion to them and it can be very tiring having to deal with the smaller element of idiots.
Both me and my Gf can speak a bit of Spanish so they warm to you more.
If you don't act like an ignorant fool then you'll be fine with them.
 

dance4life

Active Member
I'm going round to a spanish friends for dinner next week just so she can teach me a little of the important phrases and the like before i go. I'm trying to make an effort to learn a little spanish just so i can be more respectful while being in Spain. :)

They teach us french in school but never had the option of spanish and i quite wish they did.. :rolleyes:
 

Clara

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Most Spanish people I've met have been great, but to be honest most of the rude people I encountered in clubs were Spanish.

There were some real posers who thought nothing about literally pushing you out of the way so they could get past/look in the mirror. I was really chilled out in Ibiza, but that kind of behaviour really makes my blood boil. :evil:
 

Drew

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stephen said:
wrong drew.

the spanish idea of being polite is not the same as in other countries. that's all.

i forgot to mention in my last post that i'm not that keen on bullfighting (or hare coursing or fox hunting) but everything else here is fine.

If I'm so wrong, how come I have been told this (many times) by Spanish people working in Ibiza :?:
 
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lyndsey_lou

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I agree with Stephen, I have a friend from Spain who lived in Scotland for a year and she found it really strange that we say please and thank you when ordering drinks at the bar, for example, as that's not the custom where she comes from. Might be different in Ibiza though, as she was from the North of Spain...
 

klingclubber

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spain is a beautiful country
been to madrid a few times and the people there are allot more uptight then say in ibiza, but generally great country
love love the food! (i love fish)
agree with stephen HATE bullfighting, way too cruel!
 

wfusteve

Active Member
Spain's incredible. I think when people say "not as polite," a lot of it has to do with people being more straightforward and telling you what they really think.

I really suggest learning at least a little Spanish, even if it's a few phrases. Showing that you don't expect them to learn your language when you're in THEIR country goes a long way.
 

dance4life

Active Member
wfusteve said:
I really suggest learning at least a little Spanish, even if it's a few phrases. Showing that you don't expect them to learn your language when you're in THEIR country goes a long way.

So right Steve :)
 

Adi_J

New Member
Espana is mint counrty, i'm half italian n love itlay too, but coz have spent most of my childhood in italy, i wanna now taste the Spanish side of my life in more detail, going back to ibiza for 3rd summer season but considering stayin this time!
 

boxter

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my ex girlfriend is spanish and shes a bit of a loon :confused: but im sure the rest of the spanish people r ok ;)
 

TigerVlc

New Member
Well....let me express my opinion as a Spanish.

I think Stephen is true when he says politeness is different depending on where are you from. He must know pretty good as he lives in Spain.

But I must admit when I'm in a packed club there are always jerks who shove you off when they are passing by and don't even deign to look at you regretfully. In my case, I always try to pass through the people without pushing them. But I'm not saying please, excuse me and thank you to everyone. I think that would sound a bit silly.

It's not completely correct what lyndsey_lou has said that Spanish people don't use please and thank you when ordering drinks (Maybe in Northern Spain, which her friend is from). Depends on the person. But no bartender will feel bad if you don't say it. However 'please' and 'thank you' are very used in more formal situations.

And another issue is what wfusteve has said. It's not my case because I admit to speak English (as far as I can) with anyone, and I like to do it. But there are many Spanish people who get annoyed when they see foreigners in Spain who don't even try to say a word in Spanish.

Anyway, I admit each nationality has its own virtues and defects. We the Spanish people surely have many defects, but I suppose some virtues as well. :rolleyes:
 

andi

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dance4life said:
They teach us french in school but never had the option of spanish and i quite wish they did.. :rolleyes:

I know what you mean but at least the spanish will TRY and communicate with us if we dont know spanish... the french just plain wont bother if you dont know any of their language! Quite rude really, makes you wonder why you bothered going there in the first place!
 

Clara

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I found that when I tried to use Spanish in Ibiza (mine is fairly dodgy, but at least I was trying!) whoever I was speaking to automatically replied in English. :rolleyes:
 
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