When you live in a foreign land while learning a new language, you’re bound to have some fails along the way.
My first few months here, I was shopping in local Walmart and needed help to find Advil. So I asked, “Dónde está las drogas para mujeres?” (Where are the drugs for women?) With a blank stare, she replied, “Advil??” “Ah, sí, Advil.
Less than two weeks later, I returned looking for Coca-Cola. “Donde esta la coca?” (Where’s the cocaine?). “Coca-Cola?” she asked. “Ah, sí, Coca Cola.”
Pretty sure I’m giving the wrong impression here. #findanewplacetoshop