Category Archives: Language Learning
We had a burnt out fluorescent light. I went to the local hardware store to buy a new bulb. I used the word ampoule (light bulb). The man behind the counter asked some clarifying questions and came to the conclusion … Continue reading
This afternoon marked the day to look at filling our mountain of prescriptions so we can start the anti-malaria medicine next week. After David returned home from school he took the boys to the park to play ball and I … Continue reading
Language Lesson #324
This week was a special week in France, La Fête du Cinéma, and according to the advertisement that we received from the city we live in all movies were only 3 euros! That’s more then half off the regular adult … Continue reading
We are having warm weather and I’ve been hungry for Jello. I haven’t found Jello in the grocery store, but I found Gelée au Madère. There is a picture on the front of the box with things in a gelatin … Continue reading
The other day we were all playing dodge ball outside our apartment and a young French boy around Jonah’s age was watching us and we invited him to join. I was joking with DeAnna and asked if we should teach … Continue reading
How to tell time (take 2)
This is DeAnna and I’ve been keeping a “Misadventures with DeAnna” count and I have another entry. Last week I met with my new language partner for the first time. In school I learned to tell time in French by … Continue reading
Don’t let the pronoun get you down!
Today was class as usual and after the instructor asked us if we understood our homework which we all did we were given a quick quiz to verify we understood the grammar concept. We all used the new concept correctly … Continue reading
Today in class our instructor told us a story and asked us to repeat the story to him. It was an exercise to see if we understood what he said and if we were able to use the correct verb … Continue reading
Why did you take the picture?
The owner of the pizza shop was confused as he came out of the pizza store, Why? (In English the rest of his sentence was in French). We currently have our first out of town guest staying with us and … Continue reading
There are many important dates that I need to remember, some with a higher degree of importance. My wedding anniversary, family members birthdays, mother’s day, Valentine’s Day (almost forgot this one this year) and another date that has special meaning … Continue reading