I frequently do not understand everything that is said to be in Spanish. I have to rely on knowing the general gist of the conversation, peoples expressions and tone of voice. I get by. I make mistakes and do mis-understand but I get by. The funniest/most challenging times are when people ask me a question and expect a “yes” or “no” answer! I pause to think, take a deep breath and with my 50/50 chance… I spurt out an answer and wait… wait to see what my answer will bring. Have I agreed to something I will later regret!? Have I just turned down dinner!? Have I said I would go somewhere I don’t want to go!? Welcome to my World of surprises!