Why do you like spanish?
Why do you like spanish?
My boyfriend! His parents are from Mexico (although he was born in the U.S.) so he grew up speaking Spanish at home and English at school, and is fully naturally bilingual as a result. I like being able to communicate with his family, most of whom do not speak English well or at all. I also have a few friends from Latin America and I like being able to speak Spanish with them. I like the way Spanish sounds.
Also so we can talk about people in front of them without them knowing ;p
My last reasons are that Spanish is useful here (I live in Illinois), and it is relatively easy for a native English-speaker like myself to learn and pronounce.
Jaja, ten cuidado con hablar sobre otra gente. I know you're joking, but I've had that happen to me once or twice (when they don't know that I understand them.)
It's really rude and (while I personally would never would do this) it could get you in pretty deep trouble or even fired/written up. One of the times it happened I was ordering a sandwich at a place where about half the people knew I spoke Spanish and English - we're all pretty friendly, I worked at another store in the same center - and the (new) person basically started commenting on my lifestyle choices because I asked for extra mayonnaise (I was a regular there and to clarify - they hardly put any on unless I ask for extra.)
Thought about saying something, then decided that even though what they'd said was really mean, they hadn't realized I understood what they were saying, so I just kept it to myself.
The next day I went in and one of the regulars started speaking/taking my order in Spanish next to them. The look on their face was priceless. They were lucky I wasn't bilingual and one of those customers.
... because of In The Heights by LMM... also because my bisabuela on my mom's side was from Mexico, and I've always wanted to learn the language. it is strange, though, I'm not at all latina, because she was from Switzerland and moved to Mexico, met a boy from Denmark in Mexico I think and then they got married and moved to America. So I had a bisabuela who is not all latina but lived in Mexico.
Because it helped me learn what I want to do with the rest of my life: professional intercultural communication, interpretation, and translation. In high school I was that kid that did the extra practice drills in the Spanish textbook because I enjoyed it, and now I'm working toward becoming a certified ENG-ES medical translator.