Yo hablo, tu hablas, ud. habla
Nosotros hablan, vosotros hablais, uds. hablan....
Yo hablaba, tu hablabas, ud. hablaba
Nosotros hablabamos, vosotros hablabais, uds. hablabaron
Blah blah blah please inject my eyeballs with hot chili before making me learn all 14 tenses!!!
So, this week I have gotten down and dirty with my Spanish books. Its time I stop speaking like a 3 year old or caveman pointing at what I want and using charades to be understood. :)
I have felt pretty comfortable in my Spanish learning since the move in January. Understanding has come very naturally. I have been actively participtaing in conversation since about week three. I realized this week though, how heavily I have relied on my cuñada to be my translator to the entire world here, including my mother in law and father in law. She would make a great partner in the game a charades. If I dont know a word, I make it up how it might sound in Spanish, accompianied by "comosellama?" (all slurred together under my breath) and BAM! She guesses!
Since I have ventured out of the house more and more alone this week (my first completely solo trip to the mercado! Seriously!) I have realized - um.... I am using two verb tenses.... Out of FOURTEEN . Which makes for pretty inaccurate spanish.
So, Im on a mission to learn all fourteen tenses this next three months. Im giving myself 3 months to master them all.... Wish me luck!
***A disclaimer for those wanting to learn spanish... I live with my inlaws. Who . Speak. No. English. What. So. Ever.
Many say its takes years to learn a new language. I say- move to a foreign country in a neighborhood where one speaks Engoish, and you will pick it up pretty quick. But if you don't want to sound like a caveman (like I probably do right now) , best to also use books and other SMRT things tohelp you learn the right way.
Ok, break time in over. Back to studying....
Yo hable, tu ha.......