Italian Wool

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.

6 thoughts on “Italian Wool

  1. 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.

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