Practical French Conversation Test

french manAs 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!

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5 Responses to Practical French Conversation Test

  1. Rusty Riggs says:

    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.

  2. Pop-Pop says:

    What a great way to learn a language – talking with people on the street.

  3. Valli,Trinity & Michael says:

    That is so cool. sounds like you are picking up the language pretty quickly! Arab wow I bet the was a first!

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