Well, of course if you do speak Spanish or some Spanish you're going to be able to do a lot of things here with ease. Now, that doesn't mean if you don't speak Spanish that you need to rush out and purchase the most expensive language learning system known to man and cram for the next few weeks before your flight down.
- First of all, there are free options at your local library. Save your money and use your library card to pick up some practice CDs. There's also your local Spanish congregation. They'll be happy for the support and you'll get a chance to prepare your ears for taking in this beautiful new language.
- Secondly, it may surprise you to learn that people have been living here without knowing Spanish at all. Yeah, I said it. There's people that have been here for YEARS without being able to speak even the bare minimum of Spanish. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try, just don't let that be your reason for not coming down.
Other languages you may hear in and around town: English, German, French and Chinese.
If you're not interested in preaching in Spanish or Miskito (the tongues of the land) there are congregations and groups in these other languages:
English, Chinese, and LSN (Nicaraguan Sign Language).
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