Are you learning Spanish? – Si!
¿Cómo te gusta Guatemala? – Me gusta!
¿A dónde irás después? … Qué? 🤔
If you know a bit of French (and maybe some Latin 🤓), Spanish sounds easy. Like it just makes sense. So for a week or two, I tried. The app Duolingo is really American in the sense that it makes you feel super-smart very quickly. Until you try in the real world and realize your skills are still limited to introducing yourself and pointing to a dog saying “un perro”. (Feeling very smart, because “dog” does not sound like “perro” at all.) But I really do like the language. It feels so loud, like it has been custom-made with the intent of being screamed at people’s faces.
Fun Fact: One of the Duolingo co-founders is actually from Guatemala. Realizing how expensive it was for his people to learn English gave him the idea to develop an easier way.