Here we go – my family’s most recent “bilingual moments” and funny conversations. (Be sure to share your recent funny conversations in comments!)
Carlos: [singing] Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, happy all the day…
Tracy: That’s not how it goes.
Carlos: He stirred the soup, right?
Older son: What?
Tracy: He means stirred the pot.
Tracy: Hey, I just thought of something. How do you say wrinkle in Spanish?
Tracy: That’s what I thought. Do you think they called caterpillars the same name because they’re wrinkly?
[Me mixing up arruga and oruga and thinking they were the same word.]
Younger son: I’m going to take Spanish class next year.
Tracy: Por eso tenemos que hablar más español, para que estes listo.
Younger son: Vaya pues.
[This was just funny because he answered in such a Salvadoran way, which is obviously not what they’ll teach him in class. In class he’ll probably learn a more standard response like “Está bien.”]
Carlos: What’s the weather for tomorrow?
Older son: I’m not sure.
Carlos: Where’s your phone? Ask Sirius.
Tracy: You mean Siri.
Carlos: [trying to save face] Sirius is the male version.