234. My Friend Diego

Alex was shopping at the local market yesterday to find some fresh vegetables for his dinner night. The market is in the neighborhood, and is not one of the giant, national, big-name . It is a small store with only a locations around Los Angeles. Alex likes these types markets so much better than the super stores there are real people running them.

Alex knows guy that runs the fruits and vegetables section the market. His name is Diego, who was in Tijuana, Mexico, about 120 miles from Los . Diego always lets Alex know what is a buy at the market. "Hola Diego," Alex said Spanish. "Hey Alex, how are you," he answered English. This happens every time Alex talks to . Alex speaks to him in Spanish, and Diego in English.

Spanish is spoken a lot around .A. The city has the largest population of Mexicans in the world, except Mexico City. Alex likes show Diego how much Spanish he knows, and also wanted Alex to know how much English knows. It's so funny to hear a conversation this. They sometimes get strange looks from people.

, Diego got some beautiful oranges. They were big plump, and were at the right price, too. " are great, Alex. You will like them very ," said Diego. Alex responded with "Muy bueno, Diego," means "Very good, Diego." He also told Alex some tasty cucumbers they had today, and Alex up buying a few of those too. When left, he said, "Buenas tardes, Diego," which is Mexican farewell phrase, and Diego said, "See you , my friend."





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