Somebody asked me once what the hardest part was of learning Spanish. Finally, an easy question.
The words. You have to learn so many stinkin’ words.
After every article or story I read, I think, That’s it. I have now learned every possible word. I have mastered this language. Until I read something the next day.
Here’s a partial sampling from today’s word-list, taken from my Spanish teacher’s new blog.
So I look up empollón on wordreference.com, and learn that it means a swot.
Oh, that’s helpful. What the heck’s a swot. I have to look that one up, too. It’s British for complete and utter geek who looks up every single word she doesn’t know.