For the last year, I was pronouncing it all wrong. I was saying something like,” Sandrisa.”
While trying to use one of my nifty-fifty words of Spanish, this one word wasn’t quite translating for me. I would say it over and over again, and kids all around the world (because I like to speak Spanish all over the world), would give me a puzzled look. Eventually, they would give me the results I wanted, but only after I did handstands and acted like an ape. However, I continually said, “sandrisa,” because nobody corrected me…until this last week.
Last Saturday, in a little crash course of Spanish at our church, I said it again, “Sandrisa.”.
And then my husband made fun of me (all in love of course). Apparently, the right word is “Sonrisa.” Smile.
Ok… I was a bit off. It only took a year to figure it out.
Today, I decided to use my new and improved Spanish word while here in the Dominican Republic. I saw this little girl, and instantly decided to try it out.
“Sonrisa.” I said enthusiastically.
I got this in return, so I started feeling more confident with my new Spanish word…even if she looks a little…strained.
“Sonrisa, sonrisa, sonrisa!”
I love this word! I love these smiles.
The children of the Dominican Republic are stunning to say the least, and I am happy that I now know 51 words of Spanish.
Not sure about the red tongues though!
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