9 Times Bilingual People Just Have To Use Spanish

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No matter what language you speak most of the time, there are moments when only Spanish makes sense. I mean, I don’t make the rules, I just abide by them whenever I stub my toe or see a cute puppy. Here, let me show you what I mean:

 

1. The tinier the animal, the more Spanish you need.

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Look at the little puppy tan lindo y bonito lo voy a comer enterito como un merenguito tan rico iiiii… See? Can’t even write about puppies in English, smh.

2. Babies can only understand Spanish. Sorry.

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Because, honestly, tell me which sounds better: “Wow. Look at that chubby baby.” or “Mira ese bebitititito gordititititito”? Exactly. SQUISH!

3. Yelling out in pain is just not the same in English.

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How else am I supposed to adequately express the DEPTH and BREADTH of my pain without a “CARAJO” or “ME CAGO EN LA LECHE”? *stubs toe in Spanish*

4. And anger just doesn’t have the same “oomph” in English.

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For one, insults in Spanish are just ever so much more… descriptive. (I’ll refrain from going into detail because I don’t know your mothers.)

5. “Chisme” is simply not the same as “gossip.”

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Gossip is sharing information about someone else. Chisme is an art.

6. Showing off in front of monolingual friends? Time for Spanish.

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Oh, me? Just here hablando en dos idiomas como si fuera nada.

7. Flirting in English? Lol good luck.

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There’s a world of difference between “I like you” and “te quiero.” (And yes, saying, “Hola, soy Oscar Isaac” counts as flirting.)

8. And reprimanding small children? Gotta be in Spanish.

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English just never sounds forceful and terrifying enough. Maybe that’s why it was always my mom’s language of choice to get me to behave as a kid.

9. And, of course, when your parents go into their “solamente en español” moods.

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We’ve all lived through this.


READ: When Your First Language Is Spanish, But English Has Taken Over Your Life

Do you ever find yourself breaking into Spanish at random moments?

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