So, my housemate, Abuelito Jesse, is somewhere between 70 and 100 years old. I have run into three ways we are having trouble communicating. Most obviously, my Spanish is fatal. Second, he is trying to improve his English as much as I am trying to improve my Spanish. So he keeps sliding words in English into his speech - but I don't recognize them as English words! This morning he said: "Necesito dar un ride a este muchacha." And me: "otra vez? un ride?" Because "ride" didn't really sound like ride...and I totally thought it was a word in Spanish that I didn't understand. Third, and perhaps most hilarious: he asks me questions multiple times over the course of a day. I am thinking my Spanish is so crappy that he just doesn't understand me. But I am beginning to think he just doesn't remember. Any advice on how to tease all this out? Mas riendo, creo.
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