283. Learning Spanish
Learning another language is a difficult task, but
impossible. Andrew knew the challenge that lied ahead,
was determined to achieve his goal of learning
. Andrew wanted to learn Spanish because his girlfriend's
was from Guatemala. Andrew had already learned some
words. Yes in Spanish was si, no was
, and thank you was gracias. It was just
matter of time before he became fluent and
talking to his girlfriend's relatives.
Andrew had been
lessons from his next door neighbor Jose. Jose
fluent in both Spanish and English. He was
in Mexico, and immigrated to the United States
the age of ten. Jose was happy to
Andrew Spanish. Andrew insisted on paying Jose for
lessons, even though Jose had offered to do
for free. After a few months, Andrew was
to communicate well enough to hold a simple
. Andrew decided to test his Spanish by introducing
in Spanish to his girlfriend.
"Hola, mi nombre
Andrew," Andrew said with a smile on his
. He had said in perfect Spanish, "Hello, my
is Andrew". His girlfriend was impressed at his
as they shared a conversation about the weather.
's lessons had paid off.
Andrew realized that if
wished to keep progressing in learning Spanish, the
thing to do was to enroll in a
course at the community college. That's exactly what
did the following day. Andrew asked some of
friends if they would like to learn Spanish
him at the community college. "No, thank you,"
of them said. Andrew's friends thought it would
too hard to learn Spanish. Little did his
know, Spanish wasn't that hard to learn. Andrew
learned this firsthand.