I have been living in a Spanish speaking country for 10 months. That’s almost a year. But what does that mean for my Spanish? Do I consider myself a ‘Spanish speaker’? Its been an interesting, frustrating, challenging and amazing journey. And that’s exactly what it is, a journey.
I arrived in Santiago on the 12th of January (or something) knowing little more than hola and Ciao. Literally. If you read my very first entry you’ll see how I admit to blocking out the fact that I was about to encounter a huge language barrier by coming here. Someone, and I don’t remember who, told me that Spanish was an easy Language to learn. Hearing this helped me with the process of mentally blocking out the idea of actually learning another language. Its easy. Continue reading