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  • 28 References 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Translator/翻訳者
  • Philosophy/Spanish/Portuguese
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About Me

I'm a translator and philosopher with a little dog and a bass guitar. I enjoy my little "barri" in Barcelona.

Sóc traductor i filòsof amb una gosseta i un baix. M'agrada viure al meu barri a Barcelona.

Soy traductor y filósofo con una perrita y un bajo. Me gustar vivir en mi "barri" a Barcelona.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It's generally a good way to meet interesting people passing through my city. I also tend to check out places I might not with my local friends.

És una bona manera de fer amics amb gent passant per la ciutat i una excusa per anar a llocs on potser no aniria sol.

Es una buena manera de hacer amigos con gente pasando por la ciudad y una excusa para ir a sitios donde quizás no iría.

P.S. if you're FSU (or even UF, ha) and want to visit, mega bonus points!


Continental philosophy from Kant to Foucault.

I like philosophy. Not "carpe diem, life is a journey, etc" all that crap, actual philosophy in books, it's very interesting and consumes a lot of my time.

Generally speaking, Kant, Nietzsche, Kiekegaard, Heidegger, Derrida, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault. I can talk about Heidegger for hours and hours if you can bear it. "420 friendly" to say the least.

I do also have a fairly good background in the "other" side and appreciate it - Putnam, Quine, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Russell, Rorty.

I would really like to get into Hegel and Husserl.

Fairly well read in American history, Middle East current issues, currently interested in learning about Catalan history and politics.

Big bonus points if you speak Basque or French, I would love to practice!

M'agrada llegir filosofia i aprendre llengües (la llista dels meus filòsofs preferits es troba a dalt.)

Me gusta leer filosofía y estudiar lenguas (la lista de mis filósofos preferido está arriba).

  • translation
  • phenomenology
  • speculative realism

Music, Movies, and Books

Tristan Garcia - Forme et objet: un traité des choses
Simone Weil - L'Enracinement
Martin Heidegger - Sein und Zeit
Michel Foucault - Histoire de la Sexualité I, Surveiller et punir
Mercè Rodoreda - La plaça del Diamant

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Diada Catalana? I do like going to the September 11 demonstrations in Barcelona.

M'agrada anar a les manifestacions a favor de la independència de Catalunya.

Me gustar ir a las manifestaciones a favor de la independéncia de Catalunya.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach a few languages. In Barcelona, I'm mostly able to explain to people a few new things they may not know about Catalunya (language and history).

Et puc ajudar amb les llengües que parlo. A Barcelona, igual et puc ensenyar unes coses noves que no sabies de Catalunya (llengua i història).

Te puedo ayudar con las lenguas que hablo. En Barcelona, quizás te puedo enseñar cosas que no sabías sobre Catalunya (lengua e história).

What I Can Share with Hosts

I haven't surfed in a while but who knows, I may again someday.

Fa un temps que no faig de surfing però potser ho tornaré a fer aviat.

Hace un tiempo que hago de surfing pero quizás volveré a hacerlo un día.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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