Thursday, January 22, 2015

Adventures in Code-Switching

The first in what I anticipate will be a recurring series.

Me, in a sandwich shop: Me gustaría un bocadillo de pollo con mostaza.
The woman working at the counter: ¿Un qué?
Me: Un bocadillo de pollo. Con mostaza.
Woman: Ah, quieres un sándwich de pollo.

And further proof that The Great American Sandwich is most definitely A Thing here right now, this was the cover of the menu where I ate lunch yesterday:

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