Imagine you jump out bed ready to visit a local Spanish coffee shop and to practice some new words. "Buenos dias !"... you say to the Camarero and he answers back "Good Morning" you most likely will feel like a deflated ballon ready to go home and get back into bed.
How about the following tips... let's go back to the coffee shop...
"Buenos días !" - answer from the camarero "Good morning"
Go for it....you could answer......."Estoy practicando mi español"
or "Ahhh !! Usted habla Inglés !, que bien!" (might make a friend with this answer)
or just ignore and ask for a coffee (in Spanish of course) "Un Café con leche por favor"
If this has happened to you, or you think it is possible... contact me for a Coffee shop lesson and get ready for a lot more fun communicating with the locals