"Quiero tu... erm... No sé la palabra... erm... como se dice..?" I pointed at her skirt.
"Si! Tu falda! Gracias! Pienso que es muchisimo... erm.. bello.. No, es Italiano...--"
"Si! Es muy hermosa!"
How did she react?
She nodded, "Vale! Gracias!"
How did I feel?
Aprendo Español a la universidad desde el octubre pasado. Si hablas Espanol es probable detectar muchisimos errores en esto texto. Pero hoy estoy emocionada sobre mi Español, no importa cuántos errores hago: El encuentro con ana esta tarde ha estado el primera vez en el que utilizé mi Español con una persona que no estudia o enseña a la universidad. Spanish in real life! Aunque no sabía muchisimas palabras cuando hablé con ella Ana comprendía lo que yo quería expresar. Fue increíble!
I am going to switch back to English now. Enough racking my brains over Spanish words for one day. When I saw Ana I fell for her skirt. It looked just like that very moment: Sunny, colorful, smelling of flowers and spring. I approached her and asked whether she spoke English or German. She shook her head slowly. So-so. "Spanish?", She asked me. Now it was on me to shake my head. But I gave myself a push. The compliment was team-work with her helping me to find the words. But eventually we made it past all language barriers.
I asked her where she was from (in Spanish.), she told me (in Spanish, and I understood!), from Madrid, and that she was only visiting Berlin for one day. Then she asked me for directions to her destination. I told her the way (in Spanish!!). Afterwards I was delighted to have seen such a beautiful skirt, talked to a nice girl and experienced that my Spanish was at least good enough to make a three minute conversation. Total delectation! Gracias, Ana!