lost in translation

Thanks to my dad for sending this video file to us. That’s kind of the way I feel when I have to use my Spanish — the other day I was having a conversation at work in German with a guy from Spain, and he closed the conversation with “¡Muchas Gracias!” I was in a German mindset and that totally bewildered me, though I did manage to recognize that he said something in Spanish. I replied with “¿Cómo?” and he laughed at me before repeating his expression of thanks. Boy, did I feel like a schmuck.