Jose Quintana teaches Spanish to Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’

Jose Quintana teaches Spanish to Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK — Jose Quintana returned a big favour to Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night.

The Chicago White Sox left-hander appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” teaching the late-night host a few Spanish phrases — some more useful than others — as a thank you for Fallon’s role in Quintana picking up English.

Quintana said he learned English by watching Fallon’s show, and now the Colombian pitcher regularly does interviews in the language.

“I arrived in this country and watched your shows,” Quintana told Fallon. “So funny.”

Quintana taught Fallon how to introduce himself in Spanish, to tell people he hosts “The Tonight Show,” and to ask others “Can you pay for my thong?”

Fallon, a Red Sox fan, attended the Yankees game against Chicago on Tuesday night.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria watched the clip with his wife and called it “pretty funny.”

“He’s trying to get outside of the box, make sure that people see him as a well-rounded individual,” Renteria said. “Hopefully that’s an example for everyone else to get out there and relax and take advantage of some of the opportunities they’re going to be getting.

“I’ll tell you, he did a nice job with it.”

Jake Seiner, The Associated Press

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