Monday, October 15, 2012

Se habla Español aqui

I saw a commercial on TV the other day about learning Spanish, French, or German online, free of charge. I immediately decided to take up Spanish and hied myself over to the site and allowed as how I would like to learn it posthaste.

So far, things seem to be going well. After only a few days, I'm already at level 6. I have no idea how many levels there are, though. Probably 157.

We Level 6 virtuosos can say many useful things in Spanish that are sure to come in handy every single day. Here are a few actual sentences I have learned:

1. Nosotros no tocamos la cebolla. (We do not touch the onion.)

2. ¿Oyes caballos? (Do you hear horses?)

3. Yo bebo vino blanco mientres como pollo. (I drink white wine while I eat chicken.)

4. Mi perro duerme sobre mi camisa. (My dog sleeps on top of my shirt.)

5. La niña bebes jugo de naranja. (The child drinks orange juice.)

Once I have mastered Spanish, I am definitely planning to learn German and take a refresher course in French.

After all, the price is right and I have a lot of time on my hands.


  1. It will be interesting to see at what level you are allowed to touch onions, or get your dog off your shirt for that matter.

  2. At our local library they have these Spanish immersion classes for free -- one of these days, one of these days...

  3. They say learning a new language is a great way of exercising the brain and warding off the dreaded Alzheimer's.
    We're planning a holiday in France and Switzerland next year so it's French and German for me though I think the German will be a hard call after all these years away fron schoolgirl German.
    BUT ... I hope I don't end up speaking about my dog's sleeping arrangements or whether or not we touch onions !!

  4. RWP: Sometimes your thirst for knowledge, in this case about onions, concerns me.

  5. Thank you, one and all, for coming over to my li'l ol' blog and reading my li'l ol' post and leaving your li'l ol' comment and making my li'l ol' life so much richer.

  6. And thank you, too, Srta. Ruiz de Chavez, for playing the part of Spanish teacher. The only Ruiz I know of is Rosie (the actress) and the only Chavez I know of is Hugo (the socialist). As you may suspect, I don't get out much.

  7. It is vital that you master Spanish as this is now the USA's first language. You would also look nice in a sombrero and poncho.