Everywhere I go, people speak Spanish to me.
To make people aware that I don't speak fluently in Spanish, I usually respond in English.....
Them: "Hola, como estas?"
Me: "Hello. Good, thanks. How are you?"
This isn't because I don't know how to respond back but it's because if I answer back in Spanish then they proceed to have a longer more involved conversation which has to end with me saying "no habla Espanol" or some other botched up version of I speak very little Spanish.
Which is then followed by them looking at me with a "what kinda Latina girl are you?" which I then have to explain in my poorly spoken Spanish about my "japones" and "ingles" heritage which makes me look Spanish, but I'm not and I've explained that little tidbit about 6 million times in my life and I'm kinda sick of it.
I'm thinking about slapping a sticker on my shirt that says "I wish I could speak Spanish but I don't. I'm half Japanese". But of course, in Spanish. Which would result in people thinking I spoke Spanish...so I'd be back to square one.
Maybe I should just learn Spanish?