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Words, words, palabras

All sorts of new things!

Words/phrases I have learned in the few days here: [I'm making a concerted effort to learn at least one new word every day]
Trensas [braids]
Tirando la casa por la ventana [kinda the equivalent of sparing no expense when celebrating: 'going all out' or 'to roll out the red carpet' if you will]
Resaca [hangover]
Descalza [barefoot] because I made the mistake of wearing heels out when we still don't really know our way around.
Calcetines [socks]
Mantel [tablecloth]
Manta [blanket]
Sonámbulo [sleepwalker]
Por la mañana [in the morning]
Por el mañana [for tomorrow]

That 'Lo siento' is not the correct response unless you feel really bad about something, however 'perdon' can be used frequently.

I'm super proud of myself because Saturday night I was able to hold a super long (~1 hour) conversation with someone who spoke little to no english. That's the longest spanish conversation I have ever had, with the widest range of topics! Granted, it's much easier with some liquid courage :p, but it was nice to know that I do have the ability to have a conversation and be understood. Saturday night we also met some German students participating in the Erasmus program who will also be here all semester.

I have yet to get in contact with my friends that showed me around in Madrid, which makes me sad because they were pretty awesome.

I'm determined to make some friends who are locals, everyone I seem to be meeting is not from around Sevilla.

Sorry for the delay in writing, I kept saving this one as a draft and meaning to add more words. Therefore, I seriously doubt these are all the words I have learned, but they are a sampling, at the least. Everything above this mini-blurb I wrote before today and saved it.

Today I had my first day of classes, starting with Spanish-English translation at 10:30 and then with Lectura y redaccion at 12. The classes run for an hour and 20 minutes. I was late for my first class because the campus has absolutely no order to it's numbered buildings and was completely wrong in attempting to find building 25 near buildings 21, 24, 19, etc. It was a little bit closer to 10, 12, etc. I was only slightly late and the professor was super understanding, which was great. We took a practice translation test, just so she could get an idea of where we stand. I don't think mine went super well, which is funny because that's normally what I am good at, but we were on a time crunch (~25 mins with two page-long essays to summarize/translate: let's get something straight here-> I don't do well with timed assignments :p). My second class we went through the usual interview/introduce type 'get-to-know-each-other' activity. The teacher also seemed very nice. Tomorrow I have three classes, which I can tell you about after I have them!

Posted by krystenj08 17:43

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