I am not Hmong; And I don’t speak Spanish!

A few of years ago, my partner's niece exclaimed, “Auntie, I know how to say door in Spanish.” “Dora, the Explorer” was one of her favorite children’s television shows at that time.  I wondered if she had learned that from “Dora.” “How?” I asked. “Qhob rooj!” I gasped in surprise,  “That’s not Spanish!  That’s Hmong. …