My 13 year old is taking Spanish class.
He is the master of Spanish Class.
He sometimes asks me to give him a sentence, ANY sentence, and he will translate it in Spanish.
I start with some basic stuff that I will know as well. “Where is the bathroom?” “Give me a pencil.” “Your dog smells bad”
He doesn’t know the word for “smells”, argues that it’s not an important word when having a basic conversation. I think if you are in fact with someone who only speaks Spanish, and you smell gas or a fire…. it could be a really important word to know.
I move on.
“Your cat is stuck in my throat”
He smiles, “Su Gato es stucka en la garganta”
I run to Google translator. “Ok!” He’s laughing…. “it’s really not es stucka!” (no kidding)
but I was still impressed.
And can I just say…. I had NO idea I could actually find an image to go along with having a cat stuck in your throat, or a cat about to be stuck in your throat. But there are many. So this is a phrase that may well come in handy, if you’re into that sort of thing.