Two weeks ago we began our French language classes together. Three nights a week for about 90min sessions. It's not too bad for me, but for My Man, it's straight after work, and it's a big ask.
So far, we have learnt to:
|Maybe French will help with the sharks back home?|
- introduce ourselves,
- say what nationality we are,
- what our profession is,
- the language we speak,
- where we live,
- our phone number,
- email address...
- - as well as the obvious - like greetings.
We can also ask others these same questions.
Now I know why I needed basic Arithmetic!
It was because one day I would need to learn to count in French. My challenge this week is not stringing together a sentence in French, it is learning to count above 70.
Who does this?
70 = 60 +10 : 71 = 60 + 11 : 72 = 60 + 12 ... etc.
82 = 4 x 20 + 2 : 85 = 4 x 20 + 5
Then there's the 90's... (faint!)
93 = 4 x 20 +13 : 99 = 4 x 20 + 19
Then to say it..... 99 = quatre-vingt-dix-neuf.
Damn man. If you made this equation look like this: a = 4 x 20 + 19 I would have a better chance of success at solving the equation than counting and it and saying it!
Anyway, enough of that but thank God for someone who made audio flashcards / games /tutorial / tests! (I love it when teachers use tech! Oh ja, that used to be me!)