Thursday, November 18, 2010

Notable Spanish Mishap 1

Since I do not know the language perfectly, I’m clearly going to have some awkward mishaps. Why keep them to myself? This was the first, of many.

The scene: getting coffee (to go!) at a place down the street, where I’ve already been to 5 times.


What was Said:
Coffee Barista: ¿quieres azúcar en el café?
Nora: No, gracias.

Nora: Oh, si, quiero azúcar, pero yo toque y luego..umm yo toque


What I meant to say:

Coffee Barista: Do you want sugar in the coffee?
Nora: No thanks.
Nora: Oh yes, I want it but I’ll take it and put it in later.

What was Heard:
Coffee Barista: Do you want sugar in the coffee?
Nora: No thanks.
Nora: Oh yes, I want sugar, but I touch and later…umm I touch

Yes, they all laughed.

2 comments:

  1. Hahahaahahah this is hilarious. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Still my favorite BA post, by far.

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