New mid-year resolution: finally start to learn proper Spanish. It is clear that sooner or later I am going to come back to another Spanish speaking country, being either Spain proper or somewhere in South / Central America.
I do know a few bits of Spanish – and they do help enormously – from asking (and understanding) basic directions to reading museum descriptions, restaurant menus or the newspaper. But I only understand 1 in 2 words and most importantly my spoken Spanish sounds like crap. And gets “new” words from French or Italian.