False Friends: Don’t get your marmalades mixed up!
As we head with major excitement towards Real Spanish Coaching Week we want to make sure you’ve got all the best Notes in Spanish materials, all part of ensuring your “Best Spanish Learning Year Ever!”
Today, we’re sharing our amazing “Falsos amigos” report. You can download the report below, but do read this classic Spanish-confusion-nightmare tale first that shows how crucial this can be:
Why are False Friends important? Courtney’s Story…
NIS listener Courtney sent us this great confession about a somewhat embarrassing experience during the very first day with her host-family in Spain:
“Nunca lo olvidaré: Yo desayunaba con mi nueva “familia” española el primer día que yo llegué a su apartamento en Salamanca. Yo comía un pan dulce con una mermelada bien sabrosa. Les dije a mis “padres”: “¡Ay, que rico! Me encantan estos preservativos….”
At which point the whole family fell about laughing! Courtney, trying to be nice about their preservative jam, had just told them how much she loved their condoms!
The word she was looking for was “mermelada”, of course!
The special false friends report we’re giving away here is packed with more great examples you need, at the very least, to be aware of (don’t feel you need to learn them all right now! Awareness is enough at this stage!)
Download the report here now:
Real Spanish Coaching Week is just around the corner! It’s going to set your year up for total Spanish-learning confidence and success!
Sign up here now if you haven’t joined yet! We’re going to learn so much great Spanish together!
Ben y Marina