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Old 07-30-2009, 04:03 PM
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i think it's not an option in argentinian law to decline your nationality.
Exactly. It is not possible to give up the Argentinean nationality.
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Exactly. It is not possible to give up the Argentinean nationality.
Same in here, I think in Latin America we can't do that


I wonder which lenguage does Ms. Cerruti use to talk to her grand-daughters, or if she maybe knows a little bit about dutch
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:45 AM
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Same in here, I think in Latin America we can't do that


I wonder which lenguage does Ms. Cerruti use to talk to her grand-daughters, or if she maybe knows a little bit about dutch
Spanish,the girls are young polyglots,speaking spanish and english,the first good the latter better and better,
as far as Amalia and Alexia are concerned.The children do have an spanish speaking nanny too.
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Absolutely Lucien and it's easier for children to learn more than one language than it is for adults so it's better to teach them when they're young.
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Lucien that is so true! many countries in europe kids learn to speak several languages, my husband speaks 7 languages and I speak 3 and can manage to defend myself with other 2, i have my daughter speakng fluently 2 languages, she is 7 now, but last summer we were in france for 3 months so we put her in the school for one month, she came out speaking fluently french, she tells you i am like my daddy i speak a lot of languages!! ja! ja. we were amazade how she being so joung goit it so quick, of course if shedoes not practice she forgets but for kids it is so easy to learn the language1 excellent for maxima to get an argentinean nanny, very cleaver!
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An example to other countries.....
Well, that's the advantage of living in an developed continent, but in here, is very difficult and also because there are a few people to practice with.

Anyway, I love my Spanish.
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Well, that's the advantage of living in an developed continent, but in here, is very difficult and also because there are a few people to practice with.

Anyway, I love my Spanish.
I think a lot of the sothamerican countries teach other languages in argentina you can find many schools, private, that they would teach 2 languages, all morning spanish , all afternoon english , for excample, and they are like this itialian, german schools to mention something, the real problem is here in the US where you can not find schools like this, I listen in Dallas they are a couple but where I live , you get just 2 hours a weeks spanish, now you can learn a language with just 2 hour a week?
America still in a develop continent but in general the people are not very interested to learn another language, you have the north just canada, where they speak english and french and in the south mexico , so they feel they do not have the neccesity to learn another language i suppose. in europe it is easier the countriees are so close one to eachotehr that it make it easy i think! but going back to Maxima I think she is very clever to have the kids speaking both languages and i am sure they learn english too, so probably by now they are trilingual, specialy Amalia!
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I think a lot of the sothamerican countries teach other languages in argentina you can find many schools, private, that they would teach 2 languages, all morning spanish , all afternoon english , for excample, and they are like this itialian, german schools to mention something, the real problem is here in the US where you can not find schools like this, I listen in Dallas they are a couple but where I live , you get just 2 hours a weeks spanish, now you can learn a language with just 2 hour a week?
America still in a develop continent but in general the people are not very interested to learn another language, you have the north just canada, where they speak english and french and in the south mexico , so they feel they do not have the neccesity to learn another language i suppose. in europe it is easier the countriees are so close one to eachotehr that it make it easy i think! but going back to Maxima I think she is very clever to have the kids speaking both languages and i am sure they learn english too, so probably by now they are trilingual, specialy Amalia!
What I meant is exactly that, we don't have that necesity to learn 7 lenguages to demostrate we are a developed country, we just need (i.e, me) English and Spanish. I would love to learn dutch and italian as well, but just like a hobby, because in this continent we normally use 2, and foreign people who came here speak in English. And yes, very clever, also because those little princesses are going to be ambassadors of their country to the world, so, they may need many lenguages to talk to some important people in different countries, in addition, it demostrates a high level of culturalization
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:20 PM
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Spanish,the girls are young polyglots,speaking spanish and english,the first good the latter better and better,
as far as Amalia and Alexia are concerned.The children do have an spanish speaking nanny too.

Not unusual,many children here are brought up bi-lingual or tri-lingual,as we were.
Such an advantage in later life.
Many,if not most ,Dutch speak 2 or 3 or more foreign languages,very common.An example to other countries.....
How are you so sure that the girls are polyglots? As far as I know, and from very good sources, they aren't even fluent in Spanish.

An example to which countries? I hope you don't mean Argentina. Argentinean Máxima speaks 4 languages(English, Spanish, Dutch and French) and she's not Dutch
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How are you so sure that the girls are polyglots? As far as I know, and from very good sources, they aren't even fluent in Spanish.
kind of hard to say that any kid of the age of amalia, alexia and ariane can speak any language fluently... they are learning, just as they are learning dutch and i'm sure they will be polyglots in the near future, which as its been said is a real advantage. all kids should have that option, makes things much easier!
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Every kid is different, some learn fast, some take more time, i am sure the 3 girls will speak several languages, this is not a doubt in my mind,
... here you have a lot against the mexcican so a lot of kids who's parents are mexican do not speak spanish, why? becasue the other kids make fun at school, or are consider second citizen, it is sad but it is like that!
it is up to the parents sto be consistent, since my daughter start school had been more difficult to keep her speaking spanish, but i tried hard to keep it up, it help last summer a month in french school to learn french and one month for xmas in argentina to practice her spanish, but it is up to the parents to keep up with this, and i am sure Maxima is good in this becasue herself speanks so many languages she will do just find with the girls!
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:18 AM
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Every kid is different, some learn fast, some take more time, i am sure the 3 girls will speak several languages, this is not a doubt in my mind,
... here you have a lot against the mexcican so a lot of kids who's parents are mexican do not speak spanish, why? becasue the other kids make fun at school, or are consider second citizen, it is sad but it is like that!
it is up to the parents sto be consistent, since my daughter start school had been more difficult to keep her speaking spanish, but i tried hard to keep it up, it help last summer a month in french school to learn french and one month for xmas in argentina to practice her spanish, but it is up to the parents to keep up with this, and i am sure Maxima is good in this becasue herself speanks so many languages she will do just find with the girls!
Are considered second class citizens?In that country?Arrogance to the core!Keep on inspiring your children to speak spanish,and french,and english with an english tongue please,and to not use the "Uhmmmm" word after every two previous words,so much nicer to ones ears.Tell them to be Proud of their culture and language,always.

Tell them also they are advanced to their classmates because of their knowledge of other languages.
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Are considered second class citizens?In that country?Arrogance to the core!Keep on inspiring your children to speak spanish,and french,and english with an english tongue please,and to not use the "Uhmmmm" word after every two previous words,so much nicer to ones ears.Tell them to be Proud of their culture and language,always.

Tell them also they are advanced to their classmates because of their knowledge of other languages.
I had been in Mexico and like all the other countriees you have a little bit of eveerything but here is a missconception that in mexico it is only maids and landscaping workers, they do not think there is lawayers, doctors, etc.... it is like it is and nothing will change but like you said the parents should teach to his kids to be proud from where they come! I grow up in argentina and my family tought me to be proud to be a danish (my father was danish) learning the language and the culture so it is very sad when parents don't teach that to their kids. going back to Maxima, I think in some way she will teach her kids all about Argentinean culture , i am sure the girls love to eat dulce the leche and alfajores!!!!!
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They look like they're having so much fun skiing. I'm envious.
Looks like their girls are getting pretty good at skiing too.
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nice anecdote in that link from a local newspaper! apparently maxima's daughter (no mention to which one) had an illness while on holiday. when visiting the doctor, his daughter had also had an accident and broke her leg. he told her that if she was good he would get "a real princess to come and give her a kiss". the day after, when maxima picked up the results from her daughter's tests, he asked for a favour in exchange of having taken her daughter out of hours. she apparently agreed and visited the doctor's daughter and chatted with her - and obviously gave her a princessy kiss. :)
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Willem-Alexander, Máxima, and their daughters travelled today to Chile, apparently to continue their winter holidays
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Last Saturday, one of the little princesses did not feel completely well, so the Princess decided to consult a local pediatrician.
The doctor decided to take some analysis, but since the labs were closed due to the weekend, one biochemist agreed to run them.
The biochemist's daughter, Azul, who is just 10 years old, had suffered an accident while skiing, beaking her leg, an injurethat requested an operation in Bariloche, so the girl was in bed when her father told her goodbye, with a hopeful "If you behave well, you might receive a little kiss from a true princess," perhaps as a slight relief for the little girl's pain, and with remote possibility that the wishful thinking might become a reality. After all, dreams and hope are the best painkillers that Nature gives men.
That Saturday afternoon, Maxima in person went to retrieve the results and the biochemist uttered "May I ask you a favor....." informing her about his daughter's ordeal. Maxima smiled and without hesitation went to the house in El Once neighborhood where little Azl did receive a kiss from a "true princess".
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Thank you for sharing the story, Princess Maxima and carlota!
It was really very nice of Maxima to visit the little girl and make her 'wish' come true.
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Willem-Alexander, Máxima, and their daughters travelled today to Chile, apparently to continue their winter holidays
thanks princess maxima for keeping us updated. that's some great info you provided!
i'm curious to know whether they are travelling to chile on invitation or recommendation by president bachelet who visited holland earlier in the year... maybe she gave them some tips!
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