Sunday, February 10, 2008

estoy embarazado . . .

Actually, that's a joke . . .

It's a false cognate. In Spanish, I just said I'm pregnant. So, yeah, I guess I would be embarrassed in English, for a LOT of reasons.

Actually, however, estoy averguenza, which is closer to the fact. Ran into some friends of mine at a Mexican restaurant (where it seems all the wait staff is Guatemalan, go figure.) And my Spanish ability has degraded from it's previously craptastic heights. I could understand most of what they said, if they weren't going too fast, but my ability to reply, boy. Sad. Sad. Sad. Time to get to work.

2 comments:

Rock Bottom Bruce said...

"Mexican restaurant (where it seems all the wait staff is Guatemalan"

kinda of like my favorite Chinese restaurant has all Mexican waitstaff... need to do to a Guatemalan restaurant for Chinese waitstaff I guess...

TexasPatrick said...

Yep. Or the time I was at the chinese fast food place, standing at the counter, when a customer came up asking for more sweet and sour (the red) sauce. The chinese proprietor turned around to the mexican cook "Salsa Roja!"

Haha!!