"How I learned English" by Esmeralda Santiago "The first phrase I learned in English was “I’m sorry, so sorry.” They were the only words I could make out in a song then popular on the radio. The rest of the verses were a mystery, a garble of vowels and consonants in a female voice quavering with remorse. I was thirteen and about to learn that love meant having to say you’re sorry over and over again...
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