Henrik is busy geeking out on the new GPS that we bought today…which really, was way much harder than it should be and is actually a story in itself for another day…so I, Karen, thought I would update the blog a bit. We have been incredibly busy since we arrived – eating empanadas, drinking red wine, and discovering the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. We started our spanish classes last week at the IBL school in the center of the city – four hours every day and it has been well worth the expense. I am in Level 2 and Henrik is in Level 1 which means that I’m learning all of the grammar and verb tenses and Henrik is learning all of the words and phrases that we will actually use:
- Dos cervezas de barril, por favor = two draft beers, please
- Una botella de vino tinto de la casa = a bottle of the house red wine
- Yo grito, tu gritas, todos gritamos por ALFAJORES = I scream, you scream, we all scream for alfajores (if you’ve never had an alfajor, you are missing out on one of the best desserts ever!)
- La casa rodante = traveling house or camper
- Pesca con moscas = fly fishing
- Trucha arco iris = rainbow trout
- Trekking = hiking
- La grua = the tow truck (hopefully we won’t use this one)
- ¿El camino es de ripio o asfalto? = Is the road gravel or asphalt?
As I said, the spanish classes have been incredibly helpful. As we were walking around last weekend, we came upon this building:
We were immediately able to translate:
- Jesúcristo es el señor = Jesus Christ is the man.
No, it doesn’t really mean that – it means Jesus is Lord but we like our translation oh so much better!
Hasta luego, mis amigos!