The Spanish Lesson I Never Got at School
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Being literate in the language of your immigrant ancestors (whether that language is Spanish, Korean, Mandarin or Armenian) makes you wiser and more powerful. I know this from experience.
With Spanish’s endearments and ample use of the subjective tense and the diminutive, I have learned that to know a language is to enter into another way of being.
Personally I do believe that the ability to speak two or more languages is a super power. I can't fly or walk on walls but being able to hold a conversation, albeit short, in another language or to be able to simply understand what is being said in another language is very powerful.
I hope this article inspires you to continue learning and enjoying your target language aventuras.
The article is so touching. Oh gosh, it's making me teary eyed now! Thanks for sharing!