Why I Learned Portuguese

It’s not uncommon for Gustavo and I to have the following conversation when I speak Portuguese in the wild.

“Okay, I definitely said that right. Why did s/he talk to you after I obviously indicated that I understand Portuguese? We even had a full conversation in Portuguese before I said I was American!”

After a heavy sigh from Gustavo, he usually explains something along the lines of, “I know, but people just aren’t used to foreigners speaking Portuguese.”
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