Bloganuary Day 26

Welcome back, Bloganuary participants! We are in the final stretch! Just five more days to go before we can finally rest.

However, my lack of sleep has nothing to do with Bloganuary and everything to do with the Australian Open.

I woke up early this morning to watch the women’s semifinal matches. The men play tonight/tomorrow morning, and after that, it’s the women’s final on Saturday morning, followed by the men’s final on Sunday. So I will be drifting in and out of sleep every night for the rest of this week.

But that’s not why you’re here today. You’re here because the folks at WordPress want to know “What language do you wish you could speak?”

Well, my native language is English. I studied Spanish from elementary school through high school but dropped it in rebellion when I got to college because Mom was telling the town I was going to double major (or was it major and minor) in English and Spanish, and I had to ask myself, Do I actually want to continue learning Spanish or am I just doing it because my Mom said so?

Did anyone else take advanced courses in high school? I did, and when they said that these HIGH SCHOOL courses were harder than college, they were not joking! I was burned out by the time I graduated high school, so when I saw that my foreign language credit was taken care of, I was done!

Currently, I’m learning Urdu, as my partner is from Pakistan. He speaks perfect English, but his family’s English is very limited, so I want to be able to communicate with them without needing a translator.

Does anyone else watch 90 Day Fiancé? I get so much second-hand embarrassment from watching those translator mishaps.

I also want to learn Urdu because it’s romantic! I mean, if you’re dating or marrying someone who’s from a different culture or who speaks a different language from yours, why wouldn’t you want to learn it? The Americans on 90 Day Fiancé who don’t bother to learn their foreign partners’ cultures and languages are weird to me.

In my ideal home, my husband, my kids, and I will all be speaking English, Spanish, and Urdu interchangeably. We’ll be an Urspanglish household. 😉

Okay, I’m still working on the combination terminology, but you get what I’m saying, right?

Given that it is Throwback Thursday, I want to kick it back to a previous Bloganuary post that answers this question in addition to the question it was originally written for: “What chore do you find the most challenging to do?”

And before you ask, no, it is not based on a true story. It’s just a recurring nightmare I have, triggered by the plethora of melodramatic Pakistani dramas I watch. 😂

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What about you? Is there a language that you wish you could speak?



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