11 Things You'll Only Relate to If You Speak Spanish
I grew up speaking Spanish at home, and back then I didn't realize how much it would define me. Now, I appreciate being able to speak the language because it's led me to bonding moments with strangers in foreign countries, made it easier to understand where my family comes from because nothing is lost in translation, and created a stronger bond with friends who also speak the language.
If you speak Spanish, too, you probably feel like me: like you belong to a cool club you'll never get kicked out of. If you're nodding your head yes through this, then you'll relate to the following 11 situations.
You Become the Go-To Speaker of the Table When You're at a Spanish or Latinx Restaurant
Come on, guys. Guacamole is guacamole; anyone can pronounce it. Order your own damn food.
You Go Through Periods of Only Speaking English and Forgetting Some Spanish Words
When it's time to speak in Spanish again, you suddenly realize it's not like riding a bike. You have actually forgotten some words . . . this is when Spanglish comes in.
You Get Weird Looks When You Tell People What "Despacito" Is Really About
Meanwhile, your friends just kind of want to listen to the song and don't care about the meaning.
You Can Identify All Different Spanish Accents
There's nothing like hearing Spain Spanish, Argentina Spanish, and Colombia Spanish, and loving them all as much as the last one.
People Ask You to "Just Say Something in Spanish" All the Freaking Time
What's the fascination with this?
You Can Mildly Understand Italian and Portuguese
As long as no one speaks too fast — this is a true blessing.
Your Text Messages With Family Members Look Like Secret Code
It's a mix of Spanish, English, and emoji that sometimes makes sense (only sometimes).
You Know That It's a Million Times Worse to Get Yelled at in Spanish
There's something about how those "R"s roll in the middle of a curse word that just really makes you feel it in your soul.
You Love to See People's Reactions When They Don't Think You Speak Spanish, and Then They Realize You Do
Those people give you life. It makes it so easy to call them out for speaking behind your back.
You and Your Spanish-Speaking Friends and Family Are Closer Because of Your Shared Language
It was like your own secret language at times, and it made you bond.
You Don't Get English Commercial Jingles Stuck in Your Head . . .
You have novela theme songs playing on repeat up there. Why do we still know the lyrics to all of them?