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5. Shop at a supermarket for Spanish-speakers.

Updated: Jan 25, 2020

They are beautiful and clean and jolly inside, though the parking lot often looks uninviting. Browse through the foreign products in the aisles, look in the meat case at the different cuts, then invent a question to ask an employee. The produce department is the most reliable place to find someone to talk to. Ask a question in Spanish. The last time I did this, I honestly was looking for green onions and hadn’t found them. I remembered “cebolla” and I knew “verde,” so I spun out a longish conversation about my onions.

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