I posted this topic in the Panama fan force already,( [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Panama/b10404/18005498/?0]here[/link]) but then I sort of realized I would probably get more response around here seeing as Panama isn't a gigantic country and there probably aren't that many Panamese fans online. So I decided to repost it here: I don't know much Spanish, so I'll write this in English. I'm from Belgium and I'm going to go to Panama for a year next year to study at the university (don't know where yet exactly) with an exchange program. I don't speak any Spanish ( I know some words but that's it ) so I was wondering if anyone here could give me some basic phrases and things like that. I refuse to enter a program to learn a language, since that only stiffles your enjoyment anyway if you ask me (hey, I learned English on my own as well, this isn't my native language. ) so it would be really cool if anyone here could give me some things like: How do you say hello in Spanish? Like when you see someone walking down the street and you just want them to notice you. Like "Ã‰ Amigo!" or something? What's I You He/She We You They What are the conjugations of to be/to have? What are the basic conjugations of verbs? How do you say "My name is..." How do you say "Hello, I'm from Belgium" How do you say "What's your name?" How do you say "One beer please" ...what's the deal with the reversed question marks? Ah, I got so many questions. It'd be cool if someone would want to answer some of 'm. Also, feel free to tell me anything about Panama/Spanish culture you think I ought to know. Cheers!