Posted by: janecronin | June 11, 2011

Bilingual Spanish/English eBook – Sid’s Adventures in Spain #13


4. FEELING AT HOME
Sid strolled out of his hotel down the busy narrow street
trying not to look like a typical tourist by goggling at
everything he saw. He did not want people to think that he felt
in any way out of place. After twenty minutes of nervously
dodging children, dogs, manholes, motorbikes, scaffolding,
strolling ladies and rushing delivery men Sid was relieved to
see ahead of him and an acceptable looking café with a terrace.
He managed to clear a path and collapsed into the nearest seat.
He addressed the waiter in his best Spanish: “Una taza de té
inglés por favor señor”. Imagine his astonishment when the
waiter replied:
“Cuppa tea mate? Milk ’n sugar? Be with you in two tics.”

4. SINTIÉNDOSE COMO EN CASA
Sid salió de su hotel dando un paseo por la calle estrecha
llena de gente, intentando no parecer el típico turista
observando con asombro todo lo que veía. No quería que la
gente pensase que se sentía fuera de lugar de ningún modo.
Después de veinte minutos esquivando bastante nervioso a
niños, perros, alcantarillas, motos, andamios, señoras paseando
y repartidores con prisa, Sid estaba aliviado al ver un bar
aceptable con una terraza. Consiguió hacerse un camino entre
la gente y se tiró al asiento más cercano. Llamó al camarero en
su mejor español —Una taza de té inglés por favor señor—.
Imagina su sorpresa cuando el camarero le contestó:
—Cuppa tea mate? Milk ’n sugar? Be with you in two tics.

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