I’ve been trying to improve my 8th grade Spanish lately through the use of a great internet site called Duolingo. But help has also come in the form of a fellow Zumba classmate who hails from Spain originally. It’s wonderful to be able to converse with a native speaker, especially when it comes to those pesky idioms, expressions used by a specific group of people.
This morning I told her in Spanish that “Dormí como una piedra anoche.” (I slept like a rock last night.) She said in Spain it would be “Dormí como un lirón.” I asked her what that was and she said it was a little animal that slept all day.
Turns out it’s a dormouse (remember the sleepy dormouse in Alice in Wonderland?) and I found this absolutely adorable video of one snoring. Yep, that was me last night.