Daily Archives: March 2, 2012

Giving up on Spanish


I started learning Spanish at my Montessori preschool; I practiced the numbers at the top of my lungs while sleeping at age three.  By four, I told my mom that when I grew up I would live in South America and speak Spanish all the time.  I got awards in high school for Spanish.  I got an 800 on the Spanish SAT Test. I have a degree from one of the best language schools in the country. I  studied abroad in high school and college in Latin America.  I have worked in South America.  I have worked as an interpreter. I speak Spanish at home with my native Spanish speaking husband.

And yet…

I still get traer and llevar — both meaning to bring — mixed up.  My husband has explain 5 trillion times.  And yet, I still get them mixed up.

For that reason…. and so many more…. I love this video!