Tengo mucho gusto hablar en español!!!


Some reasons why I took up español:

10. Over 400 million other people speak it — why not me?

9. So that I can order dinner in a Mexican restaurant. Been embarrassed quite a few times there. ( Uday!)

8. So that I can understand that little Taco Bell dog. ( Uday again!)

7. Penelope Cruz.

6. Looks great on the resume.

5. Because I want to go to classes again.

4. Hot Latin Chicas.

3. To expand my cultural horizons. ( Read: More wider range of women to date)

2. Because my dad asked me to. Honestly.

1. Because I want to travel to Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Cuba,Ecuador, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Panama, Paraguay and …

and these are just a few…

A very beautiful poem that we have… the real emotion can only be best expressed in español. My english translation does not convey it that well, but I ll try anyways:

Nuestro cuarto tiene        In our little bedroom,
la cama y una ventana       on our bed and near our window,
Que da un patio claro,      where the sunshine lights up,
una comoda, un armario.     the furniture and closets.
una comoda, un armario.     where the walls are damp and cold,
y frias y un cuadro dorado  and on it still lies the golden frame,
de la virgin Maria.         of the virgin Mary.

Aqui reimos, aqui llore     Here we laughed and here I cried,
y perdi lo que soy, fui     and here was the place that i lost,
casi sin querer.            everything that i ever had.

Nuestro cuarto guarda       Our little bedroom,
el eco de tus palabras,     even now encloses,
humo de cigarro             the smell of your cigar,
y music de radio            the music that we loved to hear on the radio,
y ese espejo roto           and that broken mirror,
que era tuyo y mio          still captures the image of you and me,
hoy encuentra solo,         but now i am all alone,
hoy esta vacio.             even after you are long gone.

Aqui reimos, aqui llore     Here we laughed and here I cried,
y perdi lo que soy, fui     and here was the place that i lost,
casi sin querer.            everything that i ever had.

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5 thoughts on “Tengo mucho gusto hablar en español!!!”

  1. hey congrats on the new job!

    buena suerte.. (that’s what the next guy tells me all the best is, in spanish)

    hasta la vista.. (that, I know!)

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