As you know Nigel had very much set his heart on being able to watch “The Spanish Play”, that has been widely advertised throughout school in recent weeks …… Nigel having never seen a “real life” English play, let alone a comedic Spanish one.
So, he decided that the only way to see the said play, legitimately, was to go and ask The Cook Lady up front ….. saying that he felt that an understanding of the Spanish language would help him when, on odd occasion, the ingredients printed on the back of some of the sauce sachets were in a foreign tongue, which he believed to be, on occasion, Spanish!
And much to his surprise and delight The Cook Lady said “Yes” to him, as long as he made up the time during the week …….. so Nigel indeed got his wish.
It was a golden opportunity and experience for Nigel that he was determined not to waste, soaking it all up like an dry sponge.
And when he came out, Nigel was absolutely “full of it” ….. declaring in almost faultless Spanish ……..
“OMG, OMG, OMG, a pesar de mi falta total de la lengua española, la obra era muy fácil de seguir y me encontré riendo con firmeza en todos los momentos pertinentes. Creo que era aún capaz de recoger algunas frases que podría utilizar si alguna vez vuelvo a visitar España o un país de habla española. No puedo agradecerles lo suficiente La Dama de Cook dejarme ir, todo era maravilloso y no me habría perdido por nada del mundo!”
Which I believe translates roughly as ………
“OMG, OMG, OMG, despite my total lack of the Spanish language, the play was very easy to follow and I found myself laughing robustly at all the pertinent moments. I think I was even able to pick up a few phrases that I could use if ever I visit Spain or a Spanish speaking country. I cannot thank enough The Cook Lady letting me go, it was all very wonderful and I wouldn't have missed it for the world!”What is he like …… if not fluent??????