Learning the basics in the local language will go a long way in Peru. Spanish is just one of the official languages spoken by most of the population. The other official language is Quechua, the language spoken by the Incas and still spoken by over 10 million people mainly by the rural population from the highlands.
For a free Spanish course visit the website www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish For the basics follow the "Quick Fix" link where you can download Spanish phases in MP3 format and take them with you on your MP3 player. You can also sign up for Spanish Steps, an all-in-one 12 weeks beginners course - its completely free !!! Thank you to all the British TV license fee payers!
The link to "Cool Spanish" even teaches you to pronounce some of the best sexual swear words - always useful on any trip to Peru!!
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