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¿En serio?

April 17, 2011

¿En serio voy para España? A veces, pienso de esto, y todavía estoy un poco sorprendida. Es un sueño grande que tenía hace muchos años. Y, aunque sé que es real, que en serio voy para España en unos meses, a veces no puedo creerlo. Estaba pensando esta mañana. Nada va a ser fácil, cuando estoy en España. Después de unas semanas, sí, va a hacerse más fácil, pero ¡que extraño será! solamente oír dos lenguas que ya no sepa. Sí, claro, mis amigos y compañeros americanos van a hablar inglés, y a veces los ciudadanos van a darse cuenta que soy americana y van a hablar en inglés conmigo. Pero, en general, todo lo que hago, todo lo que leo, todo lo que oigo, va a ser en español. Cuando regreso, creo que voy a simpaticar mucho con los inmigrantes extranjeros a America, los que no saben inglés. No sólo viven por unos meses aquí; al contrario, viven aquí por siempre, y saben que si no aprendan la lengua, no tengan éxito y no puedan ganar dinero. Ya puedo simpaticar con ellos, pero después de pasar tiempo en España, voy a entenderlos porque tengo mi experiencia similar. Y creo que este entendimiento es similar de lo que Jesucristo hacía para nosotros. Podemos entender la dificultad de los pobres y afligidos cuando nosotros mismos estamos pobres y afligidos.

Estos son simplementes un pedazo pequeño de los montones de pensamientos que tengo sobre mi viaje a España. Si yo tuviera el tiempo, puedo escribir millones de páginas, pero tengo que hacer tarea. Entonces, ya está.

For the Anglophiles among you (if I even have any readers), below is an English translation.

I’m really going to Spain?  Sometimes I think of that fact, and I still am a bit surprised. It’s a huge dream that I’ve had for many years. And, although I know that it’s real, that I really am going to Spain in a couple months, sometimes I can’t believe it. I was thinking this morning. Nothing is going to be easy, when I’m in Spain. After a few weeks, yes, it’ll become easier, but–how strange it will be!–only hearing 2 languages that I don’t know yet. Yes, of course, my friends and American classmates will speak English, and sometimes the locals will realize that I’m American and speak in English with me. But, in general, everything I do, everything I read, everything I hear, will be in Spanish. When I return, I think that I will sympathize a lot with the foreign immigrants to America, those who don’t know English. They don’t just live a couple months here; on the contrary, they live here forever, and they know that if they don’t learn the language, they won’t be successful and they won’t make money. I can already sympathize a bit with them, but after spending time in Spain, I will understand them because I will have my own similar experience. And I think that sort of understanding is similar to that which Jesus has for us. We can understand the difficulty of the poor and afflicted when we ourselves are poor and afflicted.

These are simply a small piece of the multitude of thoughts that I have about my trip to Spain. If I had the time, I could write millions of pages about it, but I have to do homework. So, that’s it.

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9 comments

  1. I just love that you are starting a blog…now I can keep up with you even when you move far away.


    • yeah. that’s the purpose of it. even though it’s more expensive to call people in Spain, the internet is still free (well, as long as I’m in a free internet zone), and it’ll be an easy way to keep people from home informed (and a good way for me to force myself to constantly reflect on the experience).


  2. Really going to Spain? Sometimes I think of it, and I’m still a little surprised. It’s a big dream I had for many years. And though I know it’s real, who really go for Spain in a few months, sometimes I can not believe it. I was thinking this morning. Nothing will be easy when I’m in Spain. After a few weeks, yes it will be easier, but that is strange! only hear two languages ​​that do not already know. Sure, my friends and fellow Americans are going to speak English, and sometimes people will realize I’m an American and will speak English with me. But overall, everything I do, everything I read, all I hear is going to be in Spanish. When I return, I think I sympathize a lot with foreign immigrants to America, who do not speak English. Not only live for a few months here, on the contrary, they live here forever, and know that if they learn the language, do not succeed and can not earn money. Now I can sympathize with them, but after spending time in Spain, I understand because I have similar experience. And I think that this understanding is similar to what Jesus did for us. We understand the difficulty of the poor and distressed when we ourselves are poor and afflicted.

    These are just a small piece of the heaps of thoughts I have on my trip to Spain. If I had the time, I can write millions of pages, but I have to do homework. So that’s it.


    • yeah, that’s basically what it says. There are a few verb issues, and the subject often isn’t put in there (even though in Spanish is does tell you who the subject is), but in general, that’s the gist. 🙂


  3. Si el viaje va a ser similar a mi viaje a España. Va a ser muy divertido. Hay muchas fiestas en la ciudad y una increíble variedad de cervezas y la universidad tiene mucha fiestas delirias. Usted nunca se siente afligido en España


    • Estudió en la universitat de barcelona? Cúando estudió usted y por cúanto tiempo?


      • Estudió en Barcelona en 2007 … es loco alla … Sin embargo, me encantó Barcelona, independientemente de las drogas


      • Las drogas? verdad? no sabia nada de eso. Pero, esta bien. Claro que puedo evitar los problemas con drogas. No son atractivas para mi.
        Escuchaba mucha de la bella y maravillas de la ciudad, pero nada de las drogas. Pero causan problemas en todas ciudades, creo.


  4. Verdad no necessita preocuparse acerca de las drogas si tiene cuidado, pero los hombres de baracelona …. son una historia diferente je je je… no son como una jauría de lobos. Son amantes maravillosa.



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