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  So, I am Cuban but I don't speak spanish. I did as a kid, as my grandma and father always spoke to me in spanish but I would always respond back in english. So years later as an adult, and cop...I work an area that has a large hispanic population, namely Mexicans. I am gradutaing this year with my bachelors and chose to make my three semesters of spanish to come at the very end (you know so I could retain it). So I was sitting in spanish the other night, and we're reviewing proper verb tenses and contractions and such, when it occurred to me that all these last years I have stopped these hispanics (mostly illegal) and they proclaimed to know not any english, they themselves were not using proper spanish. So you ask a question and english and they respond "No habla (or hablas) ingles". You know the standard response... well come to find out....the proper response would be "No HABLO (stressing that O' sound) is actually the proper tense, and form of that verb. Interesting. So me being a smarty pants, I raise my hand to "Professora Bizzel" and asked her about it. I said "wait a second! All these years of them telling me, "no habla no habla no habla" that is all wrong and they can't speak properly!?? haha. I am loving it. I am going to figure out how to properly address this next time i'm on a traffic stop. This could get interesting. 


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I had them tell me No Habla ingles all the time. I would look at their feet and tell them their shoes were untied. When they would look I would bust them out. Then pull out my cuffs and ask comprender?

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 LOL I like when they maintain they do not speak english, but when you cuff them and carry them down to the MO's office, and say the word "ICE" suddenly their english has returned quicker than Rosetta stone could teach it. lol. 

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I usually ask them if they "Comprende Jail". Amazing how the english comes about.


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