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Catalan Culture 2004 Class Blog

jueves, noviembre 27, 2003

Assigment 2

The first person that I interview was 30 year old man. His father is from South-Spain and his mum is Catalan so he lives among two cultures.
He doesn´t like Catalans who point out always that they are Catalan, not Spanish. His opinion is that rather point out some lack of things generally is the country, for example, among education system or living conditions than shout out for more rights or area for Catalans. For everyone it`s more important get an occupation than spread more the area of Catalan. "Rather mixep up together than two separate" he says.

Two student girls that I interviewed had quite similar opinions about Catalan and being a Catalan in Spain. Catalan is a place where they have born and raised. Catalan is their home not Spain. There is a big difference between spanish and catalan people. For example Catalans are more serious. In daily life for themselves they don´t have much uncomfortable situations between Spanish and Catalans, but if somebody says that they are Spanish or come from Spain, they correct that "No, we are Catalans and come from Catalan."

As I was last weekend in Madrid I can really say that after that I saw the difference how much more serious Catalans are. In the shops of Madrid people talked to you and smiled and wanted to help. Even when we check out from our Hostel the owner of the Hostel started to talk to us where are we from, where are we going now, did we had a good time etc. Really nice! Of course there is nice persons in Catalan too I don´t say that! But communication with Spanish people is much more easier.

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