If You're Bilingual, You Know These Scenarios Can Only Be Dealt With in Spanish
For those of us who are bilingual, it's very hard to not use Spanish, especially when circumstances call for it — like when you're mad or drunk or come across a cute baby.
You know what we mean, the Spanish words literally just come flying out of your mouth, because there are just certain phrases that convey your excitement or anger so much better than any English word could ever do. Keep reading to see under what circumstances Spanish is just necessary, plain and simple.
If a Loved One Gets Injured
You go straight into mom mode and start singing "sana, sana colita de rana."
When You Have to Count (Down the Hours Until Party Time)
If your first language is Spanish, chances are you can't count unless it's uno, dos, tres.
As Soon as You See a Baby
First you say "que lindo/a," then you proceed to talk to them in a mix of Spanglish that only comes out when in front of a baby.
When the Drunk Monster Comes Out
If you are drunk, then you can't stop telling everyone about your life in Spanish: "Cuando yo era joven . . ."
When You're Mad
As soon as you start speaking Spanish, everyone stops to listen, because they know you are serious.
If You Get Hurt
That "coño" or "c*arajo" is coming no matter how hard you try to stop it.
When Everyone Is Moving So Slowly
"Muévete, muévete" — don't people know you have stuff to do.
When Someone Is Trying to Holler at You and Won't Stop
We like to say "no hablo ingles" to escape their grip.
When You're at Your Parents' House
It's better to switch back to Spanish before your mom says "en esta casa no me hable en ingles."
If the Pain Is Too Strong
There's no other way to express just how much it hurts than saying "¡no puedo con el dolor!"
Showing Off at a Latinx Restaurant
When the rest of your friends don't speak Spanish, this is your moment to shine — and get everyone a free drink or appetizer.
When It's Time For All of the "Chisme"
Spreading "chisme" in Spanish is so much better; that way, no one around you can understand.
When Something's Dirty/Gross/Sketchy
You can't resist the urge to say the word "sucia."
Seeing an Adorable Animal
The only way to convey the cuteness of an animal is by saying "pero mira que chiquito."
If Something Is That Shocking
The words "¿qué?" or "espérate" just fly out of your mouth in an instant.