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    Posted on May 9, 2017

    17 Things You Understand When You're The Least Hispanic Person In Your Family

    ~ lol siento ~

    1. You never want to be the last person to arrive at a party.

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    You'll spend at least 30 minutes making sure you say hi to every single person...even the ones you don't know...even when you really don't want to.

    2. Having no idea who some of your family members are and being forced to say hi to them.

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    Do you go in for a kiss on the cheek? A handshake? A hug?

    3. No one understands you more at a family party than your phone.

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    Literally because you can't have a full Spanish conversation.

    4. Having your mom make you a plate of food at a party.

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    The layout of the food is too scary to attempt on your own.

    5. Doing that awkward shruging/shaking your head thing when someone asks, "sabes español?"

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    Reassuring people that you can speak poquito español but you can understand a lot of it.

    6. Everyone is SO surprised when you do something remotely hispanic.

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    "OMG, you speak Spanish? Say something in Spanish!"

    7. When you sing a song in Spanish and you have to deal with people asking you what it means...

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    Sorry...I only spent enough time making sure it sounded right and not enough time researching what it meant.

    8. The struggle of bringing a S.O./friend to a family event.

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    Your entire family will interrogate them forever and proceed to discuss their findings in Spanish.

    9. Some family traditions aren't in the cards for you.

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    You'll forever be kicked out of Christmas tamale making if you can't spread the masa fast enough.

    10. Knowing that NOTHING is ever what it seems...

    #GrowingUpHispanic seeing this and thinking there was cookies but it was just sewing supplies

    Looks are so deceiving.

    11. Quinces are fun until someone asks you to dance to a Spanish song.

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    12. Ordering at a Mexican restaurant is the biggest struggle.

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    Your whole family will order in Spanish and then when the waiter will look at look at your mom...and decide not to order what you want because you just can't pronounce it right.

    13. You quickly learn that recipes aren't actually a thing.

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    No one writes down anything and you're stuck with shitty rice.

    14. Waking up to Spanish music on the weekend is NEVER good.

    Get ready to clean ALL DAY to music that you only kind of understand.

    15. Your mom will always critique you on your cleaning.

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    She will never be satisfied with how you sweep, wash dishes, fold clothes, mop,'s always wrong.

    16. You are ALWAYS part of family drama, no matter what.

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    Who knew that not saying "bye" to someone would provide the family with enough gossip to last until next Christmas...

    17. At the end of the day, Hispanic people around the world can relate to the fact that Selena is perfection.

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    She's our bidi bidi Queen! #Blessed

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