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For an assignment in Spanish class, I have to ask a Spanish speaker a question. I don't know anybody who does, so I found this site. The question is "¿Qué hacía tu mamá o papá cuando él o ella tenía cinco años?"

Can you please answer as soon as you can?

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Hi Haley,

Many thanks for your question. No problem - I can answer the question for you. However, it seems a little strange to me to ask what your mum and dad did when they were 5 years old. Are you sure it doesn't mean what did they do when I was 5 years old. I can answer it either way just in case :)

Mi mamá y mi papá crecieron en los años 70. Por lo tanto, cuando tenían cinco años, iban al colegio y una vez terminadas las clases jugaban en la calle con sus amigos (My mum and dad grew up in the 70s. Therefore, when they were 5 years old, they went to school. Once classes were over, they played in the street with their friends.

Cuando yo tenía cinco años, mi mamá trabajaba como profesora y mi papá trabajaba como entrenador personal (When I was 5 years old, my mum worked as a teacher and my dad worked as a personal trainer)

Hope this helps,
Kind regards,
Lauren

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Lauren O' Hagan

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Although not my mother tongue, I consider myself a native speaker in Spanish after studying the language for many years, using it on a daily basis at home and having last year obtained my DELE C2 - the highest possible qualification in Spanish from the Instituto Cervantes. I am very confident to answer any questions about the Spanish language. I can also answer specific questions related to Andalucia and the Andalucian dialect as I have a profound knowledge of this area.

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MA Applied Linguistics First Class Honours in Modern Language Studies (Linguistics, Italian, Spanish) C2 (Native Level) DELE Diploma from Instituto Cervantes Grade A A-level in Spanish My partner is Spanish so Spanish is the main language spoken at home. I also spend many months in Spain (Andalucia) each year with my in-laws. I have translated and proofread many Spanish documents including CVs for art academies and translations of GCSE papers from French to Spanish for ZigZag Education.

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El Pensador, Bristol University

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MA Applied Linguistics BA Hons Modern Language Studies DELE C2 in Spanish. CILS C1 in Italian CELTA qualified A Level Spanish

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