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Welcome toArgentine Republic
Location of Argentina
Almost at the tip of South America. Surrounded by Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.2nd largest country in South America after Brazil.Capital (and largest city): Buenos Aires
People of ArgentinaPopulation: 40,482 million (July 2008)40,913,584 (July 2009 est.)
Ethnic groups:86% European (Italian, Spanish, French, German and Others), 8% Mestizo (mixed European and Amerindian ancestry), 2% Amerindian, 4% Other
Religions: 92% Roman Catholics, 2% Protestants, 2% Jewish, 4% Others
More than one third are living in its capital Buenos Aires
Largely influenced by European immigrants
Language of ArgentinaOfficial language: Spanishlocally called Castellano (Castilian)Other languages: Italian, English, German, French
Local greetings Next page
means: I Love You
EnglishSpanishYesSNoNoHelloHola[oh-lah]How are you?Cmo ests? (informal)[ko-mo es-tas] Cmo est (usted)? (formal)(Very) Good(Muy) Bien [(muy) byen](Very) Bad(Muy) Mal [(muy) mal]Good morningBuenos das[bwe-nos di-yahs]Good afternoon/eveningBuenas tardes[bwe-nas tar-des]Good nightBuenas noches[bwe-nas noh-ches]GoodbyeAdis[a-dhyos]Do you speak English? (informal)Hablas ingls?I am sorry Lo siento I do not understand No entiendo
EnglishSpanishWhat is your name?Cmo te llamas? (informal) [ko-mo te lya-mas]Cmo se llama? (formal) [ko-mo se lya-mah] My name is Rachel Mi nombre es Rachel [mi nom-bre es Rachel] PleasePor favor[por fa-vor]Thank youGracias[gra-thyas]Excuse mePerdnWhy?Por qu? Who?Quin? What? Qu? When? Cundo? Where? Dnde? How? Cmo?
Introducing yourselfhttp://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/dictionary/survival/introducing.asp Click on the link below to listen to the pronunciation:Click to listen to these 3 greetings
EnglishSpanishHow are you?Cmo ests? (informal)[ko-mo es-tas] Cmo est (usted)? (formal)Good morningBuenos das[bwe-nos di-yahs]Good afternoon/eveningBuenas tardes[bwe-nas tar-des]Good nightBuenas noches[bwe-nas noh-ches]What is your name?Cmo te llamas?My name is...Me llamo... How old are you?Cuntos aos tienes?
Greetings and Polite Things to SayClick to listen to the above polite Spanish words
Argentine National Anthem(Himno Nacional Argentino)Spanish lyrics
Od, mortales, el grito sagrado: "Libertad, libertad, libertad!" Od el ruido de rotas cadenas, ved en trono a la noble igualdad.Ya su trono dignsimo abrieron las Provincias Unidas del Sud y los libres del mundo responden: "Al gran pueblo argentino, Salud!" "Al gran pueblo argentino, Salud!" Y los libres del mundo responden: "Al gran pueblo argentino, Salud!" Y los libres del mundo responden: "Al gran pueblo argentino, Salud!
Estribillo (Chorus)Sean eternos los laureles que supimos conseguir, que supimos conseguir. Coronados de gloria vivamos... o juremos con gloria morir!, o juremos con gloria morir!, o juremos con gloria morir!
Climate of ArgentinaMostly temperate; with extremes ranging from subtropical in the north to subpolar in the far south.
North Argentina is characterized by very hot, humid summers with mild drier winters, and is subject to periodic droughts.Central Argentina has hot summers with thunderstorms.Western Argentina produces some of the world's largest hail), and cool winters.The southern regions have warm summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall, especially in mountainous zones.
Time zone of ArgentinaThe southern regions, particularly the far south, experience long periods of daylight from November to February (up to nineteen hours) and extended nights from May to August.
All of Argentina uses UTC-3 (Singapore is UTC+8) time zone. The country does observe daylight saving time occasionally.
Daylight saving time (DST) is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn.
Economy of Argentina Argentina has abundant natural resources, a well-educated population, an export-oriented agricultural sector and a relatively diversified industrial base.
GDP: $570.5 billion (2008) (Rank 23rd)
The gross domestic product (GDP) is one of the measures of national income and output for a given country's economy. It is the total value of all final goods and services produced in a particular economy in a given year.
GDP sector: Agriculture, 9.8%; mining, 3.8%; manufacturing, 21.5%; construction, 5.9%; commerce and tourism, 14.5%;transport, communications and utilities, 9.8%;finance, real estate and business services, 16.1%;government, social services and other, 18.6%. (2008)
Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)DO YOU KNOW?SGD $1 = ARS $2.40(estimated)
Therefore, their currency value is about the same as Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Economy of Argentina- Natural ResourcesArgentina is one of the world's major agricultural producers, ranking third worldwide in production of honey, soybeans and sunflower seeds and is ranked as fifth in the production of maize and eleventh in wheat.
Argentine fisheries bring in about a million tons of catch annually and are centered around Argentine hake which makes up 50% of the catch, pollack, squid and centolla crab.
Petroleum fuels, oil and natural gas are 12% of Argentina's exports. The most important oil fields lie in Patagonia and Cuyo.
Mining is a growing industry where the northwest and San Juan Province are the main regions of activity.Coal is mined in Santa Cruz Province.Metals mined include gold, silver, zinc, magnesium, sulfur, tungsten, uranium and particularly copper.View of a soy fields. Though Argentina is now an industrial and service economy, agriculture still earns more than half the foreign exchange.
Economy of Argentina- ManufacturingManufacturing is the nation's largest single sector in the economy.
Leading sectors by production value are:food processingchemicals & pharmaceuticalsmotor vehiclesfarming equipment & auto partsiron, steel & aluminumpetroleumhome appliancesindustrial machinery
Other manufactured goods includes:textiles & leather, plastics & tires, forestry products, publishing, cement, glass and tobacco products.
Economy of Argentina- Service IndustriesThe service sector is the biggest contributor to total GDP, accounting for 58%.
Argentina enjoys a diversified service sector, which includes well-developed social, corporate, financial, insurance, real-estate, transport and communication services, as well as vigorous commercial and tourist trades.
The telecommunications sector has been growing at a fast pace, and tourism is increasingly important.Well-known for its productive agriculture, Argentina also benefits from a well-developed service sector
Tourism in ArgentinaTourism in Argentina is favored by its ample and varied natural assets (made possible by its geographical extension) and by its cultural offerings.
Visitors may choose to visit a tango show, spend time in one of the many turn-of-the-century cafs, or make a date for a play or show in the city with one of the greatest number of theatres in the World.
Argentina - Tourist sites Buenos Aires, considered by travelers the "Paris of the Southern Hemisphere", offers a broad range of cultural activities.The Obelisk at night North face of the obelisk Obelisk of Buenos Airesis a modern monument placed at the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Museum of Latin American Art"Nuestra Seora de Guadalupe" church "Club de Pescadores" (Fisherman's Club)
Argentina - Tourist sites Places of interest at the Northern RegionIguazu FallsQuebrada de Humahuaca Seven Colors Hill Valles Calchaques Talampaya Valle de la Luna Esteros del Iber Parana River Puna de Atacama Calamuchita Valley Sierras de Crdoba Mar Chiquita, Crdoba Argentina Traslasierra Valley San Ignacio Min The waterfalls are located on the border of the Brazil and the northeast of Argentina.The most impressive of the falls is known as the Devil's Throat, shared with Brazil Seven Colors Hill, Purmamarca Talampaya National Park San Ignacio Min
Argentina - Tourist sites Places of interest at the Southern RegionLos Glaciares National Park Ushuaia is also the southernmost city in the world. Punta Tombo - an important colony of Magellanic Penguins.Cerro Catedral is a mountain located inside the Nahuel Huap National Park, Patagonia, Argentina. Cerro Catedral during winter time.
Tallest building inArgentinaUnico Buenos Aires Hotel (Buenos Aires)Height: 220mNumber of floors: 66Expected opening date: 2010Still underconstruction
Culture of ArgentinaArgentine culture has significant European influences.
Buenos Aires (its capital), is often said to be the most European city in South America.
European styles in architecture.
Well-known for Tango.Art Nouveau Barolo Tower,Buenos Aires.
Music of ArgentinaArgentina is known mostly for the tango, which developed in Buenos Aires and surrounding areas, as well as Montevideo, Uruguay. Folk, pop and classical music are also popular.
Argentine Tango is a social dance and a musical genre that originated in Argentina.A Bandoneon used in Tango music
Cuisine of ArgentinaOne of major worlds food producers of beef, wheat, corn, milk and soybeans.
Given the country's vast production of beef, red meat is an especially common part of the Argentine diet.
Typical food eaten: European style, high in protein dietAsado (Grilled meat particularly steak and beef ribs, pork sausages)Pizzas & Pasta
Asado (grill) Fideo is the Spanish word for a nood