¿Se Habla?

Topic #84: If you could master any skill instantly, what would it be? The first thing I thought of is something I’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t had the time to pursue.

Se Habla

I want to speak, read, and write in Spanish. This would be a handy skill to have since I live in California and there are many people here that speak Spanish fluently. I want to communicate. I want to know what they are talking about, and if it involves me in any way.

Occasionally I dream that I speak and understand  Spanish. I even think to myself in the dream,  “Hey! I can speak Spanish!” Is this weird? Do other people dream in foreign languages from time to time? I think I know the answer to those questions already…

I remember a lot of words and phrases from my 7th grade Spanish class. I know the pronunciation fairly well. When I habla to a Spanish-speaking person they understand me. But knowing a tiny amount of the language is useless because  I can’t understand what they say back. And that could be critical.

I am also tired of pressing “1” all the time.