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You can get by in Nicaragua even if you only speak English because of the closeness of our culture to America dating back 25 years. Many Nicaraguans have moved back from the US in the past decade. These people have families; they have children and they kept both Spanish and English as the languages spoken in their homes. Now, many businesses require people to speak both languages. Even the cab drivers here in Managua can speak some English. A quarter of a million people have moved back from the US, which is why the chances are that even the cab driver speaks English.
 
The people in the Caribbean coast in Nicaragua are descendants of British people, so their native language is English. 1/3 of the country speaks English as their mother tongue. At least half of the people you will bump into on the streets of Managua know how to speak English.
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Nicaragua children at school – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYou will find that English is spoken more in Managua, Nicaragua than in the outer areas.  The government is now offering free English classes that run on Saturdays to anyone who wishes to take them. I have found that the people here in Nicaragua are very eager to help you with Spanish and will try very hard to understand what you want. The best phrase to learn is "Como se dice en espanol, por favor?"
 
You will find that they will tell you the word you are looking for. Learning the language here will come very easily with practice and a huge smile. Do not worry if the pronunciation is not perfect. The Nicas appreciate the fact that you are trying and that makes them very happy and will be more than willing to help you.
 
 

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