Not sure what’s worse.
My speaking English in a Spanish-speaking country or my butchering Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country.
The good folks of Honduras and Mexico will soon find out.
Prepare Latin America. Your amiga is now an estudiante de Espanol.
Been preparing for in-class instruction by doing daily courses on my IPad on Duolingo (free app) and Babbel ($20 or so for three months).
Consequently, I’m not the dumbest person – for once – in my language course at UBC.
Why am I trying to learn Spanish at my advanced age? Especially when I failed to master even basic French although I was born in Quebec, had extensive french education in school, attended French immersion school and lived in French Canada until I was early 15.
Because this time will be different. I really, really want to learn Spanish (I think).
Thing is, I travel to Spanish-speaking countries frequently to scuba dive. I’m embarrassed I can’t converse in Spanish. Spanish-speakers are forced to speak to me in English in their country. Kinda disrespectful of me, don’t ya think?
Although the Spanish words ‘margarita’ and ‘por favor’ have served me well, it’s time to learn a few more.