50,000 Americans and Canadians live in Puerto Vallarta and, of course, speak native English.
In addition, there are half a million English-speaking visitors each year to Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta.
Around all these native English speakers has grown a sizeable group of local Mexicans who speak English (at least half speak “pocito” or Spanglish, enough to get by, enough to answer your question). So, speaking the language is easier around here than almost anywhere.
Similarities in Languages
Did you know that thousands of words are the same in English and Spanish? Sounds are pronounced differently and words may be used a bit differently, but spelled almost the same. That makes it a lot easier to learn and to find your way. In fact, 30% to 40% of all words in English have a related word in Spanish with similar sound, appearance, and meaning.
Also, except for a couple of word order exceptions (adjective before noun in English and noun before adjective in Spanish), sentences in both languages have the same basic structures.
Some of The Differences
Perhaps the greatest difference between English and Spanish is that Spanish has only five vowel sounds while English has more than 14, depending on regional dialects. This is the reason Spanish speakers have difficulty differentiating between vowel sounds in words like seat and sit. Continue reading “Part 2: English to Spanglish in Puerto Vallarta”
Playa Royale is a Luxury 5 Star gated 24 hour security development with fabulous views.
Cordon Studio is aprox. 900 sq ft, very spacious and fully equipped.
Located in one of the most prestigious beaches of Banderas Bay in Nuevo Vallarta.
You will be amazed at the great view and spectacular sunsets. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway. Continue reading “Plaza Royale Cordon Studio, Nuevo, Luxury Rental on Beach, Pool”
Best Canal Lot on the market. View 360º.
Located in “Isla Capitan” gated community of exclusive luxury homes in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta.
Close to golf, beach and shopping center.
Gated community, Services, Seawall
15 minutes north of airport
Continue reading “Lot: Isla Capitan 4, Nuevo Vallarta – Reduced to $799,000”
Located in Green Bay I, this is a beautiful two-bedroom, two and a half bath condominium situated in desirable gated Paradise Village overlooking El Tigre Golf Course.
The unit comes fully furnished and is very tastefully decorated.
It is a corner unit overlooking not only the beautiful El Tigre Golf course but also has a lovely lake view as well.
Being the end unit, it is very tranquil and has wonderful cross-breeze ventilation.
It also has a full terrace affording views of both the golf course and lake, which is perfect for relaxing the afternoon away or entertaining.
Paradise Village social membership included: Fitness Center, Beach Club, discounts on golf and spa offerings and more!
Two story townhouse in Nuevo Vallarta, in gated community on the canal surrounded by gardens, with living / dining area, fully equipped kitchen and large terrace overlooking the pool.
One of the three bedrooms is on the ground floor with full bathroom.
In the second floor you will find master bedroom and a second bedroom.
The laundry room is located on the second floor can also be used as service quarters since it has a full bathroom.
Two covered parking spaces. Continue reading “Villa 7 “Los Almendros“ 3 Bedroom, Nuevo – Now $295,000”