Since we have moved into our apartment, on the way to work I occasionally pop into the local coffee shop and order an Americano to go.
At first this did not go too well because my pronunciation was very bad (in Chinese a slightly different tone can change the meaning of a word). After a few days if practicing I mastered ordering my coffee and I was extremely proud of myself, that was until today when my order was met with another question from the server.
Now what do I do? Well thanks to technology I was able to determine that I was being asked if I wanted it hot or not! If only the server had asked if I wanted it cold or not then I would have understood as I learned the word cold for when I am ordering beer!
I have so much to learn if I want to get around without using English, I just hope my brain isn’t too old!