Spanish Essay: Looking for Corrections

Hello. Just wondering if anyone could look this over for me and make any corrections. It'd be really appreciated. I've never been a good writer in Spanish, and it's this once-a-quarter essay projects that cause me trouble. Thanks in advance for any help! Gracias! ;)

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Costa Rica es un pais en central america. Costa Rica es cerca de Nicaragua y Panama. Costa Rica es muy bonita y mucho interesante. Costa Rica contenen lo mas hispablantes que todos paises en central america.

Costa Rica tiene muchas las playas a lo lago de océano pacífico y mar caribe. Costa Rica encontran Christopher Columbus. Ustedes esperan oro, pero ellos no esperan cualquier cosa. Ellos esperan a guapo pais en cambio.

Costa Rica tiene clima de tropical. Las temperaturas alcanza 32 centigrados. Alli tambien muchos aguaceros en las selvas de Cost Rica. Costa Rica produce el café y las bananas. Costa Rica tambien tiene muchas las montanas, incluyen el vocan de Irazú.

La capital de Costa Rica es San Jose. Costa Rica tambien tiene muchos los recursos naturales. Muchos animales viven en Costa Rica, incluyen la puma, la jaguar, los ciervos, los serpientes, y los monos. Estos animales gustan el cálido temperatura y la selva.

Costa Rica es un fascinante pais. Yo espero visitor Costa Rica algún día!


Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Below your essay is the KEY to the Proofreading Marks I use. When you reread your essay you will find (any error mentioned within parentheses after the error.) Please do all the corrections as best you can and repost for final proofreading. You learn best by making your own corrections so I merely tell you the type of error you have.


Costa Rica es un pais (AA) en central (ort + M/m) america.(M/m + AA) Costa Rica es cerca de Nicaragua y Panama.(AA) Costa Rica es muy bonita(gén) y mucho (** + muy) interesante. Costa Rica contenen(ort + núm = contiene) lo (**) mas (AA) hispablantes que todos (los) paises(AA) en(** + de) central (ort + M/m) america.(M/m + AA = it's either Centro América OR la América Central)

Costa Rica tiene muchas las (**) playas a lo lago(ort = largo vs. lago) de(+l) océano (M/m) pacífico (M/m) y (el) mar(M/m) caribe.(M/m) Costa Rica encontran(MD = how about "Colón descubrió C. R.?" or C.R. fue descubierto por) Christopher Columbus.(ort = Cristóbal Colón) Ustedes(MD = You all expect???) esperan oro, pero ellos no esperan(t = past tense) cualquier cosa.(OR nada + ** **) Ellos esperan (t = present or past?) a (** + un) guapo (voc = this is not for a country but for people) pais(AA) en cambio.

Costa Rica tiene (un) clima de (**) tropical. Las temperaturas alcanza (núm = if the subject is plural so is the verb) 32 centigrados. Alli(AA) tambien(AA) (+ verb = hay) muchos aguaceros en las selvas de Cost (ort) Rica. Costa Rica produce el café y las bananas. Costa Rica tambien (AA + adverbs usually go after the verb) tiene muchas las (**) montanas,(AA = ñ) (+ que) incluyen el vocan (ort + AA) de Irazú. (OR "incluyendo . . .")

La capital de Costa Rica es San Jose.(AA) Costa Rica tambien(AA) tiene muchos los(**) recursos naturales. Muchos animales viven en Costa Rica, incluyen(** + incluyendo) la puma, la(gén) jaguar, los ciervos, los (gén) serpientes, y los monos. (A) Estos(M/m) animales (les) gustan (núm = the verb gustar is mostly 3rd person s. or pl) el (gén) cálido(gén) temperatura (CP)y la selva.

Costa Rica es un fascinante pais.(AA + CP) Yo espero visitor(ort) Costa Rica algún día!


If you look (within parentheses and in bold-face type) immediately after an error, you will find Proofreading Symbols. The "KEY" for these symbols follows:

Proofreading Symbols:

ort = ortografía (spelling)
gén = género (gender)
con = concordancia (agreement of subject/verb or subject/adjective or adj/noun)
inf = infinitivo (infinitive required)
núm = número (singular/plural problem)
prep = preposición (preposition required = a, de, en, etc.)
t = tiempo verbal (verb tense)
subj.=subjuntive needed
v = verbo equivocado (wrong verb)
p = puntuación (punctuation correction needed)
voc = vocablo (wrong vocabulary choice)
imp.= imperfect needed
pret .= preterit needed
n/c = no comprendo (not clear what you are trying to say)
/\ = falta una palabra (Missing a word)
/\ /\ /\ = faltan 3 palabras (etc.) (Missing 3 words, etc.)
M/m = cambiar a mayúscula/minúscula (Change to upper or lower case)
CP = cambiar posición de las dos palabras (Change word order)
AE = abrir espacio (Open a space)
CE = cerrar espacio (Close up the space)
QA = quitar acento (Take off accent)
PN = párrafo nuevo (New paragraph)
QP =quitar palabra (Take out/omit word)
AA =añadir un acento (Add an accent)
PG = punto gramatical (Grammatical error) (Specify)
** = borrar (delete) / omit la palabra anterior (Omit the preceding word)
MD = mal dicho (not said well)


NOTE: Using a good dictionary you should never misspell a word or miss the gender of a noun.

You will have a more sophisticated essay if you combine some simple sentences into complex ones. Otherwise it is so repetious to keep saying "Costa Rica..."




Thank you for your help SraJMcGin! Muchos Gracias! Below is the corrected essay, hopefully I got everything. I still am going to tighten up the sentences and combine a few of them so "C.R" isn't repeated so much, but if you could give this one more quick look, that'd be great.

Regards!

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Costa Rica es un país en Centro América. Costa Rica es cerca de Nicaragua y Panamá. El es muy bonito y muy interesante. Costa Rica contiene lo mas hispablantes que todos los países de Centro América.

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  1. I recommend the following website. Type spanishessays in google

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  2. you need to substitute bananas in the sentence "Costa Rica produce el café y las bananas." with platanos.

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