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.
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Italian is SUCH a lovely language…
and Italy is just LOADED with beauty… visual, auditory, and holy wowie the food
happy for you
It really is. Not sure how far I’ll get or if I’ll do it justice, but here goes my best shot. Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!
Italy would be a wonderful place to visit. Don’t they have apps to help with translations? You see, I would have to learn the language the lazy woman’s way.
Hahahaha. That’s cheating, April.
Bon Chance, Ma Belle Amie!!!
How did I know you would be bilingual, Ron? And French, no less, you romantic, you.