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23 Experiences All Bilingual Spanish Speakers Have Had

Language has its limits.

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1. Having to act as a translator at Mexican restaurants.

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2. Switching between English and Spanish in the same sentence.

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3. Cringing when you see products that butcher both languages.

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"El Supermano?"

4. Using slang no one else understands.

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¿Qué pedo?

5. Having the "ñ" throw you off whenever you use a Spanish keyboard.

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6. Laughing when translations are totally off the mark.

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Nobody is going to want to eat at your "cockroach" restaurant.

7. Getting grammar and spelling rules constantly mixed up.

8. Constantly having to help friends with their Spanish homework.

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9. Accidentally speaking Spanish to someone who has no grasp on the language.

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10. Pretending not to know Spanish around other Spanish speakers to see if they're talking about you.

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11. Having to explain the intensity of a telenovela to a non-Spanish speaker.

12. Reading something and scoffing or laughing because of how bad the translation is.

"Success here."
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"Success here."

13. Constantly being ask to teach someone just the curse words.

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14. Laughing at how bad Spanish is misused in English movies.

15. Having to walk people through your accent.

16. Having to deal with autocorrect in Spanish...

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18. Using online translators for help, but having them mess it up every time.

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19. Trying to use Spanish phrases in board games.

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20. Having friends that want you to translate Spanish films even when they are subtitled.

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21. Being annoyed that people assume that adding an "o" at the end of a word automatically makes it Spanish.

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22. Not understanding different forms of Spain's Spanish because you're not familiar with the lisp.

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23. And of course trying to explain Spanish idioms in English.

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It never works.

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