I traveled the world growing up. I lived in London as a child and studied abroad in college. Then I somehow worked the “system” (aka smiled extra big to my parents with some puppy dog eyes so they couldn’t say no) and went to Europe three times in three months after graduating.
If there was a plane ticket and passport required, I was there!
Because of this, I got to experience all kinds of countries and cultures. But when it came time to pick a language to take in school I flashed back to my times sitting with my family in Paris stuffing my face in a buttery croissant listening to the beautiful language around me and instantly said “French”!
I now blame that croissant because as I walk around Miami, trying to find a dry cleaners and nail salon, I quickly realize that I should have at least learned a BIT of Spanish along the way…
Upon walking into a store and hearing what sounds like a steam of gibberish, I instantly panic and look as if I’m a deer in headlights. I don’t even know enough spanish to say “I don’t speak Spanish” in Spanish.
So, I pulled the trigger and got Rosetta Stone!
I won’t lie, I’m not the best at learning languages. I think I’m sounding like Sofía Vergara when I practice… and then I’ll hear the boyfriend quietly chuckling at me from across the room. Apparently I sound more like a dying cat.
Truthfully, I’ve always wondered if Rosetta Stone actually works so this will be a great test. Plus, with all my “free time” I have no excuse not to sit down for a couple hours a day and practice.
So far I’ve learned how to say “she has a green bicycle”, which is “ella tiene una bicicleta verde”. Why is this one of the first things you learn through Rosetta Stone?? I’m not sure.
But let me tell you, when I see a green bicycle I instantly shout it out with pride :)
Have you ever had to learn a new language because of where you moved? Have you tried Rosetta Stone before?
Any tips or tricks would be very helpful because it says it will take 200+ hours of practice to learn and I’m about 8 hours in and can only say green bicycle…