Too Late To Learn Spanish?

by Nadine on May 27, 2014

I’m officially done work until the 16th!

Translation: My afternoon is filled with laundry and cleaning and sorting.

Last week, I remembered something very important: I don’t know Spanish. Like, at all. And we’re spending the last five days of our trip in Barcelona.

This is the extent of my vocabulary:

Si.

Hola.

Porfa.

Gracias.

De nada.

Fiesta.

Siesta.

Pepino cantador.

Yes, pepino cantador. If anyone knows when/where/why “singing cucumber” will come in handy, please let me know.

Here’s hoping my “no comprendo” will get me places….

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Karen May 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Even better, try Catalan! Although Barcelona…ns (?) do speak Spanish, the city is the capital of Catalunya and I found that people were generally warmer when I spoke the language of the land. Even saying something as simple as “thank you” in Catalan was better-received than a Spanish “gra-thee-ahs.”

Here’s a link with audio clips of simple Catalan phrases: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/quickfix/catalan.shtml

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