Today, I thought I would write about something which has long plagued anyone who studies a language – slip ups! I think that one of the most fantastic things anyone can do in a foreign country is have a go at the language. Whether you’ve been doing it for years or have found a couple of phrases in a guide book, just showing that awareness that not everybody on the planet speaks English is amazing. What’s more (and even better) is that everybody will make a mistake in which they use the wrong word or phrase, regardless of years studying! I have been doing Spanish for 12 years now and I still make the odd slip up, after which I pray for the ground to just swallow me whole, but the results of such blunders can be just as amusing as they are embarrassing. I have a few little anecdotes to explain exactly what I mean…
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3 months in…am I a local yet?Leave a comment Standard
October brings with it two glorious things – the prospect of cooler days and my new found status as a local chica!
I have been living and working in Marbella, Spain now since July, suffering through up to 38 degrees of heat, very early mornings and the endless questions, constant energy and snotty noses of primary age children! I may even go as far as to say that I am sick of the sound of my own name – ‘Señorita Francescaaaa’. However, one thing is certain, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Spain has welcomed me again and it’s almost like I never left. The waiters are still in my favourite restaurants, and my local chiringuito have welcomed me back as their princesa, and I’m making new friends everywhere I go!
Rain and RondaLeave a comment Standard
Over the past week, my mother has been over here in sunny (cloudy) Spain, visiting me and taking me out for lots of yummy dinners (what are parents for?). Over the weekend, the weather took a turn for the worst, much to my delight (and perhaps my mother’s disappointment) as there are only so many continuous days of sun that an English rose can take, so we decided to go on a day trip!