So classes are back in session, unfortunately my brain isn’t. ):
Yesterday was my first day back from break and I had so much to look forward to. Ballet! Some philosophy class about physical science (as boring as tat sounds, I’m actually thinking it will be quite interesting), a vocal lesson (thank GOD!), and of course, Spanish.
Initially I was super excited, although a little frightened b/c I’ve been out of Spanish for almost 12 months and this was my first minor class. Plus the entire class is taught in Spanish, b/c, well… its Spanish conversation.
Soo I’m in class, dealing with the shock of catching only every other phrase the prof is throwing out just to be randomly selected to give en into about myself… in Spanish, obviously.
Well I was so confused about what was even going on, so to get selected was a nightmare. Not to mention I was totally in the middle of writing what I was going to say about myself.
I was so caught off guard, if you will, that I made the dumbest mistake ever! No, like seriously.
I was so focused on getting the big stuff under control, I neglected to check over the small things.
I stood up, and proudly said, “Me llamo es…” before I could even give a name the prof cut me off and said, “uh-uh-uh no ‘es’.”
I was beyond embarrassed.
Not embarrassed she corrected me, as everyone makes mistakes, but b/c I knew better. That is literally the first thing you’re taught in Spanish!
[**In case you missed the issue: It is acceptable to say, “Mi nombre es -my name is-” or “Me llamo -I am called-.” But it is NEVER acceptable to say “Me llamo es -I am called is.”]
So basically I sounded like an idiot. I guess no matter how focused we are on the large things, we should never skip over the small ones.