27 July 2011

Test Day

One might think that just because I can't even conjugate the world's easiest verb probably in a blog title, I may also lack confidence in my Spanish skills.

One might just be right.

The professors kept telling us that the test would be superfácil, which puts even more pressure on all of us to not look superdumb. But the first part was really easy. And the second part was...seven pages of mostly short essays. Definitely not superfácil. But not superdificil, either. Just...super. Yes. That about sums it up.

I keep reminding myself that the last time I sat in a Spanish classroom, I was 15 years old. It makes me feel a little better about my skill level while simultaneously making me wonder what happened to my brain in the interim years. (Best guess: it just shriveled.) But--I can now use tenses other than present (!) to say things like ¡Limpia mi casa! ("Clean my house!" Imperative!) and Espero que tu tengas mucho comido en su casa siempre ("I hope you have much food in your house always." Subjunctive!) and Yo he comido cereales todos mis días en España ("I have eaten cereal all my days in Spain." Present perfect!) and yo comería cereales para siempre ("I would always eat cereal." Conditional!). All of these can be followed with the old standby lo siento, mi español no es bueno, just in case.

However, I can say with certainty that I will finish this course knowing more than when I came in and having the appropriate vocabulary to write a police report and describe an assassination. Surely that will come in handy.

Two more days of class! ¡Celebramos!

3 comments:

ella peterson said...

when do you know if you receive a diploma vs certificate?

sharbear said...

Tomorrow, I guess! I was pleased with the test results, though, so...yeah. We'll see what it all means soon. :)

ella peterson said...

yay! Can't wait to hear how you did.