Why are they not in Spanish!!

In Alamosa Colorado, more than 60% of the population is Hispanic. So you can understand my shock when I found out that all the Blanca Wetland Brochures are in English. Why are they NOT in spanish?? So I decided to take translating into my own hands…. Although Im fluent in Spanish, translating a brochure full of words I’ve never thought about using in Spanish was definitely a challenge. Here is the highlight of how the week went :

Me:  What the…. umm…. pick up phone…. ringing…

Mama : Yes Mija?

Me: How do you say wetlands in spanish?

Mama: Humedales.

Me: Gracias ama!

         FIVE MINUTES LATER……………………………..

Me:  What the…. umm…. pick up phone…. ringing…

Mama : Yes Mija?

Me: Does this sentence make sense?…………………….

Good thing I have such a patient and awesome mother! I should just give her all the credit for translating the Blanca Wetlands Brochure, ha. I hope by doing this I can increase the number of Hispanics that visit the beautiful wetlands. Guess only time will tell. My next step is printing out all these brochures! Wish me luck 🙂

 

 

 

dherna17
1 Comment
  • sally

    this made me laugh!! moms are the best

    May 12, 2014 at 12:35 pm