Wednesday 9 January 2013

(No) News about my Italian

"Italian is exactly like French, except upside down and inside out." This is what I used to say years ago, to explain: 1)why I was hanging around an almost exclusively Italian speaking group and 2)why, in spite of my love of the language and culture, I was not learning much of it. It is a good line, good enough to qualify as a great unknown line. Since my last post about my learning of Italian, I have not done much. But I will spend more time on it. I intend to be able to sustain a basic conversation in Italian by the end of tye year. I just don't know which year yet.


Cynthia said...

I spent one year learning Italian, at most I can order a coffee or say that it's snowing :)

Anonymous said...

Lol. I wanted to learn Spanish one time in the distant past. I learnt a few phrases, but I realised that learning a language is about a long term commitment. I wasn't in it for the long haul. I can ask for a flower. It sounds most lovely in Spanish:-)