Language please

I was interested to read a blog article about some research from the US Foreign Service Institute, which suggests that it takes 480 hours to reach basic fluency in a ‘Group 1’ language – like Spanish. Still got a long way to go but most days it’s fun trying.

Cute – a cat called mouse – but have you seen him? 
Not sure if ‘spaguetty’ is Spanglish or Spangaliano. 
Some things sound so much better in Spanish – ‘food court’ for example…
…but so disappointing to discover there are no ferrets in a ferreteria.