The most tragic consequence of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s term ending is that we lost the best Spanish-speaking liaison this city has ever had.

Whenever a news event occurred, Bloomberg would appear on the dais, give his briefing, and then quickly read an abbreviated portion in Spanish. It was a perfect cacophony of Boston-New York accented rhythm that would somehow feel as though he spoke the entire time in Spanglish, even if he never did.

Bloomberg’s awkward, entertaining, and fascinating Spanish was enough to inspire @ElBloombito, a parody account that has personally delivered much joy. Each time New York City made national news, the entire country was often privy to a sampling of the billionaire’s sweet Spanish sounds.

On Thursday night it was current Mayor Bill de Blasio’s national debut at a turn of the language, when he appeared at a press conference about the Ebola patient.

Here’s de Blasio’s Spanish (at 3:27):

And now here is Bloomberg’s (at 0:16):

YOU BE THE JUDGE.

Or, instead, let Twitter. A sampling:

AND WE’RE OFF.

NOT A QUESTION.

NO.

WHATEVER.

IF BY AMUSING YOU MEAN FAR SUPERIOR, THEN, YES.

PREACH.

WELL…

SOBBING.

The mayor’s office didn’t return a request for comment.

(Photo: Center For American Progress/Kevin Case)