I recently introduced a half-Puerto Rican friend to a totally cubana friend and watched as the Puerto Rican sheepishly admitted she didn’t speak mucho Spanish.
I joked with her that we’d get rid of her complejo by teaching her to say “Ay, Dios Mio!’‘ and all would be well. She’d be able to “pass” and not feel so “semi-Latina.”
That funny moment, coupled with conversations I have had with other Latinas who don’t speak Spanish — or much of it — has inspired this video post: “Sneaky Spanish Tips for Semi-Latinas!”
You too can be 100% Latina with these quick and easy Spanish tips from the Tiki Tiki!
OK, hermanas, what other sayings, dichos, words should we be teaching our monolingual sisters?
And, nobody say “Ay, Papi!”