It's my 3rd time in Buenos Aires, but I feel like I'm getting to see a whole different side.
This city is MASSIVE, and with my broken Spanish, I'm able to get by, even though I keep being mistaken as Brazilian.
And Argentine people are so animated, that even if you don't speak much, just read their body language, because it sometimes speaks louder 😂
And though they speak the same language as Mexicans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Chileans, Peruvians, and more, Argentine Spanish is a dialect of its own.
I find it charming and relaxed.
For example, what most pronounce as pollo, here it's POJO. The sound two L's make in Spanish is usually a Y sound, but in this country, it produces a soft J.
And when you reciprocate a question, instead of saying "y usted" or "y tú" you say "y vos". Don't ask me why 😅
And finally, instead of them saying "de nada" when you say "gracias" they return with a hearty, "NO! POR FAVOR!" which I thought was the cutest thing because you can read between the lines and see how that phrase is slightly more charismatic.
Another observation, PDA is on steroids here. But not in the sloppy, college way. Here, it's actually really romantic.
Couples holding hands, stealing kisses, and grabbing their faces at every opportunity they get.
Not just young couples either, but elderly ones as well. Passion drapes the character of these streets and even my single a$% can appreciate it 😂
On Saturday, I tried to hit up a nightclub for uhhm, research purposes 👀, and hollered when I saw that most places didn't START until 1 and 2AM.
Naturally, I fell asleep in my clothes waiting for midnight to strike because I'm a grandma 👵🏾 and apparently ain't about that life no more.
Meals are also much later, as I was telling a friend I was eating dinner (at 7PM) and he corrected me by saying, "No, no, what you're eating is a snack. It's way too early for dinner." 😂
So many funny moments, nuances, and conversations so far in Buenos Aires and I'm excited to continue exploring what makes this city so special and unique.
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