Making Embarrassing Spanish Mistakes! | Diaries of a Struggling Spanish Student.

Are you afraid of making mistakes?

 

Have you thought about making that one embarrassing mistake and people laughing at you?  This is one of the main reason so many people are afraid of speaking and trying out their Spanish skills.  Getting embarrassed and making mistakes is no fun (for you!).  No one wants to look like a fool or feel stupid.  Unfortunately making errors and embarrassing yourself is part of the learning a language process.

I think every Spanish learner has at least one of these really embarrassing moments that we are all afraid of happening.  I have said so much stuff and embarrassed myself more than you can imagine.  Here is one of my personal highlights in embarrassing Spanish mistakes.  It happened when I was living in Colombia.

In Colombia, they say “¡qué pena!” to say sorry.  However, with my not so great pronunciation, it sounded like I was saying “¡qué pene!” which means “what a penis!”.  I really had no idea and when I told that to a stranger, they gave me a weird look.  Not knowing my mistake I just thought they did not like foreigners or something.  That was until Maria told me what I was doing wrong.  I was so embarrassed but I learned from the mistake.

Everyone makes mistakes and will have embarrassing moments.  We asked people from our YouTube channel to share with us an embarrassing Spanish mistake.  Here are a few of the answers we got:

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So it is not a matter of if you will embarrass yourself but when.  The point of this is to show you that mistakes happen to everyone and you should not let that keep you from learning Spanish or speaking the language.  Now it is time to get out there and make mistakes!  It might not be that fun in the moment but afterward, it will give you something to laugh about.  Have you made any embarrassing mistakes in Spanish?  Share them with us in the comments down below.  Also, make sure to check out our video about 7 common Spanish mistakes Spanish learners make.

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