Some days are good, and some days are bad. It’s hard to say what will come because life is tricky and mysterious—just like people are.
If you look outside your window and see a vibrant ray of sunshine, does your face light up too, or does it depend on circumstances? How about if it’s thundering and raining, will it affect your mood? Some Spanish speakers tend to believe so.
No matter what happens, you have a choice: If you step into a pile of shit, at first, you’re going to be mad, but then you can give your shoes a much needed clean and turn your frown upside down. And for some Spanish speakers, stepping in shit brings good luck!
When there are problems, you have to smile.
Bad Weather, Good Face or Al Mal Tiempo Buena Cara.
Life doesn’t always give you what you want, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a deep breath, straighten your shoulders, and stay positive. Turn a negative incident into a positive, that’s what the expression stands for.
I understand some days you want to go skydiving without a parachute. But then you wouldn’t get to see all the dumb things that President Trump says on his Twitter feed or watch all the sex scandals that unfold over and over, one after another, day after day, year after year, lifetime after lifetime. Think of all the scandals that are yet to come!! Oh, the drama! Yes, sometimes you just have to try your best to think positively, put one foot in front of the other, and move forward. The cloud can’t stay looming forever, and neither can that bad feeling.
If you are going through difficult times and maybe life has been very harsh on you, then you still have an opportunity to smile. Having a lousy face may make things worse, like after stepping in shit, you decide to smear it in both feet. Don’t do that! One shoe was enough, but now it’s time to give it a clean, throw up your hands, and know it probably won’t happen again for a long time. It’s better to stay positive and just face life with a smile on your face anyway, don’t ya think?
If you type in “A Mal Tiempo Buena Cara” into Google, you’ll get the translation, “In bad weather face.” Sounds a bit confusing but now you have a grasp of the language and understand this secret expression. Now you can say it to any speaker of Spanish, and they will know exactly what you mean!
That is what learning Spanish at Kasa De Franko will help with, to connect you to someone else, which may brighten your day AND someone else’s! Afterward, he or she might even invite you to their bedroom for a super happy face! Or maybe more?
Learning Spanish is more about words, it’s about embracing a culture that has survived all these years through the thick and thin! A culture that has a deep heritage with expressions that have stood the test of time.
People throughout history have dealt with a lot of bad stuff. By staying positive and keeping a smile even through dark times, they’ve prospered and lived to see the light of day once again! And you can too!
But ONLY if you sign up for lessons and learn to Speak Spanish with the best Spanish professor in the Bay Area @Kasa De Franko.
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