As I walked to school to drop something off I had my first real conversation in French with a man on the street that was more than just hello. I greeted the older man with the typical greeting of bonjour monsieur, half the times I don’t even get a response but this time the man responded and asked me a question! And I knew what he asked! So I answered, then he asked another question – I knew what he asked. The next question I wasn’t quite sure so I shared that I was a student and the name of my school. Then he asked if I was an Arab, and I thought the 2 days we spent learning nationalities and responses were a waste of time but I knew how to answer. Then he spent the next few minutes explaining to me what he did for a living and where he worked, I didn’t get everything that he said but I felt that it was a successful conversation and I’m actually learning the language. Now I need to decide if it was the beard that made him think I was an Arab or he was just guessing and that was his first guess, he seemed to be ok with the fact that I was an American. Hopefully I will run into this man again!
Practical French Conversation Test
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OK … the beard does give you a little bit of an Arab look 🙂
Glad to hear you are adjusting. Hang in there and know that we are hanging with you! We really enjoy reading your updates.
Glad you enjoy reading them – I enjoy writing them.
What a great way to learn a language – talking with people on the street.
That is so cool. sounds like you are picking up the language pretty quickly! Arab wow I bet the was a first!
It was not the first time, the first time happened when DeAnna and I were dating – you’ll have to ask her who 🙂