Top 10 signs you've gone native in Spain
Alex Dunham · 7 Nov 2013, 18:13
Published: 07 Nov 2013 18:13 GMT+01:00
Just how Spanish are you? If you've been here a while you've probably picked up a habit or two from the locals, whether you like or not. So to help you find out how far down the road you are, the Local has put together a list of the top 10 signs that you've gone native in Spain.
Have you completely given up on saying please, thank you and sorry?
Do you kiss complete strangers without a second thought?
If so, it's time to face facts: you're might have gone native in Spain.
If you're still not sure, The Local has put together these Top 10 tell-tale signs you've "crossed over" to the Iberian side.
Have you caught yourself displaying any of these symptoms? Can you think of any others? Let us know in the comments section below.
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