Video of the Day: Struggling with Spanish
O.K. I was looking for something funny to lift everyone's spirits. The beginning of this video had some potential. Then, when it became serious, I realized that this could be some useful encouragement for those who feel like they are not getting too far in the learning process. It is a bit long, but if you are struggling, it may be worth watching the whole thing.
Post your comments about the video or your particular struggles with learning a new language. Please do this in Spanish, with the English translation. Vote for your favorites. Spanish Journal
Creo que la manera más fácil de aprender español es tener un marido que hable español. I guess the easiest way to learn Spanish is to have a Spanish speaking husband.
Some (perhaps cynics) would suggest that rather than "un marido" it would be better to have "un amante" who speaks Spanish (since one is more likely to converse with a lover than with a husband).
Ojalá tuviera un amigo con quien hablar español regularmente. Estoy muy incómoda cuando trato de hablar con desconocidos. No puedo pensar en nada decir. ¡Pero no estoy lista para comerciar en mi marido para un hispanohablante versión!
I wish I had a friend with whom to speak Spanish regularly. I am very awkward when I try to speak with people I don't know. I can't think of anything to say. But I am not ready to trade my husband in for a Spanish-speaking version!
¡Esto es fantástico! Me gustó el vídeo entero. Voy a pasar algún tiempo escuchando las lecciones anteriores. ¡Muchas gracias por compartir! Me encantó cuando dijo: «Have a good one!».
This is fantastic! I enjoyed the entire video. I'm going to spend some time listening to the previous lessons. Thank you so much for sharing! I loved when he said "Have a good one".