While grading my student's sentences on a test, I noticed he wrote ...I like to eat a ham and cheese sandwich in Spanish.
What he wrote was not spelled correctly.
Here's what he wrote - Me gusta comer un sándwich de jamón y ceso.
(I like to eat a ham and cheese sandwich)
The correct spelling of cheese is 'queso.' My student wrote 'ceso'
Here's the tricky part, the letter 'C' when followed by the vowels 'e' or 'i' together make the letter 'C' sound like an 'S'.
Yes, I know, it got me too. When I first saw this I laughed out loud (of course, I was alone).
Why did I laugh, because that would mean, he likes brain sandwich!!
But....here's the lesson I learned
Brain in Spanish is spelled seso Not ceso
Here's my lesson...I thought it was spelled ceso, but it's actually seso!
Go figure, Amigos! So, always double check : )
P.S. the letters qu- make a keh sound as in queso- cheese
Hola, I'm Helga Tomalá, a foreign language teacher.