I AM SO BAD WITH LEARNING LANGUAGES ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAVE FRENCH AND ITALIAN BASICS STUCK IN MY HEAD…
On my way home from my first gig in Madrid (Enter Shikari, who I’ve seen a few times before and were still good as ever!)
I got on the bus and my travel card wasn’t accepted but he let me on anyway.
Now with no dictionary, Internet to translate or a spanish friend, I managed to have a conversation with the driver and explained that I had recently topped it up for 45 days and that it should work as I still had 14 or so days left! I then asked him WHY it wasn’t working! He told me sometimes it just is a bit faulty and that it should work next time!
It’s taken me 3 months, but with no spanish lessons and just YouTube and a GCSE revision guide I bought, I was pretty chuffed with myself! SLOWLY GETTING THERE!
Just small conversations like that help get by and just half an hour or so a day of going over what I have learnt is helping!