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Rejection 73 – Learn Spanish at Supermarket

In college, I chose learning French over Spanish. Looking back, I should have given Spanish more consideration, as there are far more Spanish speakers than French speakers in the US. Now, I have another chance. Today, I stopped by Fiesta supermarket here in Austin trying to get a Spanish lesson from a store owner.

After some struggle, I finally got it. I don’t know how well I sounded… probably like someone from western Honduras.

Also, as a 31 years old, I won’t learn language the same way a 10 years old could. However, it didn’t stop me from having some fun. If I can learn one phrase every time I talk to a Spanish speaker and not afraid of rejection, I can carry out a very short conversation in one year.

1. El español es un buen idioma!
2. Rejectioñ no fearino!

  • rojopaul

    I wanted to take French in middle school when my friends were taking it and my parents said “absolutely not, you’re taking Spanish!” I live in California so they felt I would have more opportunities to speak Spanish than French. Boy, were they right! I ended up taking two years but I’m rusty now. My high schooler is following in my footsteps, taking Spanish, so I get to practice with her a bit, but she’s very self-conscious about her accent. Good job stepping out of your comfort zone and practicing in front of all of us. 🙂