I haven’t written about this here, but I’m using my upcoming trip to Costa Rica as a kick in the butt to finally learn Spanish. I’ve been practicing every day since late December, mostly with Duolingo, supplemented with some Spanish learner podcasts.
It’s been really eye opening to see how much Spanish I encounter on a daily basis. It’s encouraging when I read something in a store and realize later that it wasn’t in English. I’ve had lightbulb moments almost every day.
Today’s moment finally prompted me to post. I’ve moved on to trying to watch kid’s shows in Spanish. Naturally, this has led me to YouTube and its comment threads. As I scrolled through comments, I kept noticing jajajas of different lengths. And then it hit me: That’s how you hahaha in Spanish.