If all else fails you can just do a wild charades-style imitation of a dance to get the message across.When the packed room, body heat and booming speakers become insufferable, invite your date outside: Let’s go outside for some fresh air – (yah vehn-goh) If you really want to impress your date, brush up on your Spanish with Fluent U before meeting up! Then, while studying abroad in Ghana in 2012, I had a Ghanaian girlfriend. Thanks to these experiences, I’ve learned that there are a lot of benefits when you date someone in a language you're hoping to learn (I call this your “target language”). Luckily, I’ve learned from my mistakes and I am here to share my secrets.When I first arrived in Vietnam in 2014, I went on a bunch of dates with Vietnamese girls hoping I could learn some Vietnamese from them. You’ll get to practice with your partner regularly and grow together.Here are some phrases to help you take things to the next level: Where do you live?
When I tell my English speaking friends and family I’m learning Spanish inevitably the first thing they ask is, “Ohh so you’re trying get a hot Spanish girl?! Latinos are known to be feisty, passionate, and oh so sensual. Use some of these nice compliments to boost their date-satisfaction levels off the charts!You’re cute – (noh pwey-doh ehs-peh-rahr pah-rah vohl-vehr ah vehr teh) You’ll need to know these phrases to politely reject an interested suitor from the get-go, or to slow things down – lots of us don’t catch the hint even in our native language: I have a boyfriend/girlfriend – (deh-beh-ree-ah-mohs dahr-nohs oon tee-ehm-poh)I know that last section was a bit negative, but I’m honestly rooting for you here!(kee-see-eh-rahs sah-leer kohn-mee-goh)I’ll pay –Yo te invito.(yoh teh een-vee-toh)In Spanish, you literally say, “I invite you” to whatever it is that you’re footing the bill for.Okay, great, they accepted your invitation for a date! Regardless, you’ll be thanking this nerd when your relationship progresses and you have this fantastic vocabulary at your disposal: A date – (eh-nah-moh-rah-doh/dah) While it literally translates to “in love,” this term denotes a more casual level of affection.