Spanglish for Hiring Movers
July 20, 2011 12:30 AM Subscribe
Good Spanish phrasebook for hiring day laborers?
posted by thelonius to society & culture (17 answers total)
At the end of the month, I am going to help a good friend move his Mom out of her apartment, into assisted living. His back is ruined: my knees are shot. He wants to hire day labor for the heavy lifting of clearing out her apartment, from the pool of young Latino men who congregate every day in our neighborhood, seeking work.
Neither of us speak Spanish. If he really goes through with this, I want to be able to say basic phrases like "I need 3 strong men for moving" or "$12/hr in cash" or "time for a water break, put down the boxes" or "get in the truck"