I will learn Italian this year.
That being said, let’s be very clear on the definition of “learn.” In my mind “learn” is that I can go to Italy and get around, I can speak basic phrases, order yummy food and ask directions. “Learn” may also include having brief and slow conversation, but that’s about all I’m hoping to accomplish in one year.
I have always been fascinated with other languages. It amazes me that I can be sitting somewhere, people are speaking a code and I don’t have the answer key. Likewise, it’s interesting when I am traveling that people listen to me talking and I sound…well, like I’m speaking a different language.
I want more answer keys. I want to be able to speak to people in their language. I should start with Spanish, I live in Arizona, but I love Italy and the Italian language, so we will start there. I’m trying not to overplay and picture myself living in Italy, writing in Italian and the ultimate…having a dream in Italian. Sigh…
One step at a time. I have the Rosetta Stone, it’s installed and we begin today’s lesson with greetings. We all start somewhere. Rome wasn’t built in a day. See what I did there?
My thoughts from the laundry room. Buonanotte.