Day 28: Iglesia en Espanol!

July 12, 2011

In my effort to try and engage with native Spanish speakers as much as possible, I’ve been looking for different ways to thrust myself into situations where I’m forced to try and speak and understand. I’m planning on going to misa en Espanol, but today, I just found out about another opportunity – mi amigo en trabajo va a igelsia en Espanol. I had known this for a while now, but it just dawned on me today to ask him about visiting his church! So I have to add that to my list as well.

Day 27: Another Low Spanish Day

July 11, 2011
Low, low, low Spanish day. I was very distracted because over the weekend, I decided that I wanted to get into cycling. I am afraid that this new interest WILL conflict with language learning, as I do have to manage a full-time job, a few part-time jobs, and various other things. I really hope that I can juggle it all. Tomorrow I am going to actually make myself SIT DOWN and practice my Spanish.

Day 26: No Misa :(

July 10, 2011

Something came up and I didn’t get to go to Misa en Espanol. Plus, I really wanted my husband Patrick to be able to come with me but he had work. Sad day. Maybe next Domingo…

Day 25: Veinticinco!

July 8, 2011

Day 25!

A quarter of the way there – just 340 more days to go!
And I have nothing to say. I don’t think I practiced Spanish at all today — oh wait, yeah I did.

Mi marido made la comida Mexicana for dinner tonight. I tried to refer everything en Espanol like I would at restaurants like Chipotle and Moe’s. I was mostly successful, and could think of every Spanish word except for tomato — which turned out to be tomate. Shouldn’t be too difficult to remember…

Buenos noches …(isn’t it sad that I can only ever find time to right when I am going to sleep?)
Morgan

Day 24: Misa en Espanol

July 7, 2011

Today I decided that I will be attending misa en Espanol en Jonesboro, Georgia, which is near where I live. I’ve been thinking about going for some time now, but now I’m actually going this coming Sunday. I already know that I am going to be overwhelmed — because, well, I will only be able to make out like 5% of what’s being said. But voy a misa, voy a misa — I must get that into my head.

Buenos noches

Morgan

Day 23: Sin Titulo – “Untitled” in Spanish – I think…

July 6, 2011

As I went to type “Untitled” for this post, I thought–hm, I wonder what untitled is en Espanol.

I turned to the handy-dandy Google Translator and sin titulo is what I found.

Spanish speakers – you’re more than welcome to chime in and let me know if there’s a better way of saying that.

Anyways, I am really tired, but I do want to say that tonight at church I got to listen in on a conversation between one of the ladies at my church (a native Speaker) and her cousin…she put the phone on speaker and I tried to pick out different parts of the conversation.

I wasn’t even close to getting the general idea of the conversation but I was able to pick out a few words. I’ve been slacking off a little lately. I am glad for this journal, though, as it reminds that even when I am slacking off, I have to be aware of it.

 

Well, that’s all for now.

Buenos noches

 

Morgan

Day 22: Tengo mucho aprender: I have much to learn

July 5, 2011

Tengo mucho aprender

This is a phrase I need to nail into my brain. Why?

Because it’s getting to the point where I’ll engage in conversation with native Spanish speakers, we’ll start talking, and one of two things will happen:

1. I’ll have to revert to English because I don’t know any Spanish words for what I want to say.

or

2. They’ll continue speaking to me en Espanol, I don’t catch any of it because I’m nervous, and they’ll start speaking English because they feel bad for me…

Tengo mucho aprender

I feel as though it’s a nice catch all, but more importantly, a reminder to myself that I still have a long way to go, and that’s okay. I just have to keep practicing.

Buenos noches

Morgan