This summer we won't be sending the kids to camp and hitting the beach. Instead, on June 26th, Scott, Melanie, Lucas and Sydney depart for a 2 month adventure in Peru where we'll immerse ourselves in peruvian culture, volunteer to help those less privileged, hike the Inca Trail and live in the jungle. Follow our blog for regular updates, pictures and videos from all 4 of us.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Spanish Favorites

We just finished up about 10 hours of intensive Spanish lessons this week.  I thought it would be fun to ask the family what their favorite Spanish words were from our first week of lessons.  Here goes:

SCOTT:  (No surprise to some of you)

  • Queso=cheese
  • Cerveza=beer


  • Amarillo=yellow
  • Ojos=eyes
  • Azul=blue
  • Hola=hello


  • Hola=hello
  • Rojo=red
  • Helado=ice cream

MELANIE:  I learned many new words and phrases this week.  Here goes:

  • Menudo (not the band in the late 80´s)= often
  • Mi boca se hace agua= my mouth is watering (not sure when I will use this) 
  • Estoy feliz por ti=I am happy for you
  • Bien por ti=good for you
  • A lo mejor=perhaps
  • Tomar puntes=to take notes (I took many this week)
  • Hidratarte=hydrate (important word to know being in this high altitude)
  • Saludable=healthy
  • Mente=mind
  • Maquillarse=to put on make up (which I don´t do much of here)
  • Imponer=to impose
Next week we start a new round of lessons for the kids (only one hour each day) and then I am going to try to meet with a Spanish speaker that wants to learn English so we can work together to learn. I may return to formal Spanish classes again later this month.  Sadly, future and past tense verb conjugation is something I must have blocked out of my mind;  I need more work.

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