The new hipster is a hippy

T – It is with a little trepidation that I go into these spanish classes. I am terrible at learning a new language. Many years ago Chantelle and I tried to learn french. By the time Chantelle was able to have a decent conversation I had barely progressed from dribbling idiot.

As I sat down in the class today everything, and I mean everything, just vacated my brain. The piece of paper in front of me which contained several spanish phrases may as well have been written in hieroglyphics. Not a word of it made sense. Maybe I should have cheated and written the entire spanish dictionary onto my body for this.

But eventually I managed to make some sense of the words and I bumbled and stumbled my way through the first class of the week, and in the process I am sure I managed to totally butcher the spanish language with me having many cringe worthy pronunciation stuff ups. We managed to turn travel into old age, made bears drink milk, said I like cats very pleased to meet you (yes that is written correctly), and many other silly things.

It was good fun and I do look forward to learning a little more.

C – Our teacher, Juanita, is really lovely and I learnt more in that first four hours that I could teach myself using Duolingo, Zen Language and numerous other learning tools. I am excited about the rest of the week, but my brain is very, very tired tonight! I wish I had learnt another language fluently when I was a child… I feel it would be much easier than trying as an adult.

T – Then we had the afternoon to ourselves and spent a few hours strolling the streets and judging all the other tourists before heading back to our casa and practising our newly learnt espanol.

The next weeks worth of blog entries will be short and sweet as we are spending the whole time at the school. I will dazzle you all with my ability to say hola fluently by the end of the week!

Hasta Manana amigos!

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12 thoughts on “The new hipster is a hippy

  1. Great stuff. I have just grappled with a few more words in Portuguese like the days of the week. The only ones they have in common are sabado and domingo.

  2. Great stuff. I have just grappled with a few more words in Portuguese like the days of the week. The only ones they have in common with Spanish are sabado and domingo.

    • tncpowell

      Haha. Yes. I figure by the time we learn fluent Spanish we will need to learn some Portuguese!

  3. “…judging all the other tourists…” LOL! That’s funny.

    • tncpowell

      Hahah. We are terrible!

  4. Dna

    Diviértete y que tus pollos tengan gatitos

    Or… something like that……

    • tncpowell

      Hahahahahah! I like that! “Let your chickens have kittens”! Mind if I use that for the title of our next blog?

  5. Dna

    Sure…..

  6. Karen Boehler

    Comprende Español hoy dia?

    • tncpowell

      Haha. Si! Nosotros compredemos Espanol hoy dai! Feliz nuevo ano Karen! Nosotors pensamos 2017 sera un bueno!

  7. Dna

    Hope your new year is even more fantabulous than the last…. about to go sit outside and watch the fireworks while drinking a MB finest. Chink… “in the eye” 🍾 🍺 🍾 🍺 🍾 xx

    Ps… hope the spanish lessons are going ok and you haven’t insulted anyone yet…

    • tncpowell

      Happy new year Dave and Anne! We miss you pair every day!! Spanish is going well. Or should I call it spainish. My head hurts from information overlad.

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