Hablo' un poquito, pero me lo olvido'.
Quando en el pais hablo al gente y ellos tienen mucha risa por esa.
Bloopers? I come from Minnesota where we have snow and ice cream.
The window came and slammed my door shut. And one that left the two young girls I was talking to gazing at me in open-mouthed wonder.
I was trying to explain that I wanted to know which bus to take to El Centro which would first take me through the residential district and I clumsily told them that I wanted to go downtown but first I wanted to go round and round with my male cousin.
I was quite gratified, though, to pass a drowsy dog on the beach and whisper, "Eh, perro" and see by his swift appraisal of this gringa that he spoke Spanish. Que impresionante!
The last time I went I practiced all week with our alert and gracious waitperson at the hotel and on the last day as I struggled to thank him he finally said in exasperated English, "Just tell me in English!"