When I started Spanish lessons with the beautiful Ana at The Spanish Cat, I thought I would nail it. Not only was I going to breeze through the classes, I was going to be fluent within six months.
You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that Spanish is hard. There are verbs to conjugate, masculine and feminine words and diphthongs that are a complete mystery to my high-pitched squeak.
Despite the inherent brain-hurting difficulty of learning a new language, I am determined to understand Penelope Cruz in Pedro Almodovar films. Not only that, I am planning to order things off the menu in the Americas and figure out which bano I am supposed to be using but until then, I am relying on www.spanish-word-a-day.com to help me brush up on my Spanish jokes, words and phrases. I highly recommend it if you are learning Spanish (and are sucking at it, like me).
Read more about my totally easy New Year’s Resolutions here
Have you ever learnt a language? How did that work out for you?