Saturday, October 10, 2009

Eavesdropping

A funny thing happened to me when I was on the bus the other day. My ears pricked up when I caught the thread of the conversation behind me, something that often happens whenever I'm in earshot of people speaking English. Then all of a sudden I realized that they weren't speaking English at all; it was French and I knew exactly what they were saying. Whoa. I'm still a long way from fluent but clearly I'm making progress.

4 comments:

Starman said...

Oh, I dream of the day I can understand even the most basic conversations around me in French.

preppyplayer said...

Jealous.
A friend from scotland was working in the fragrance industry in Montreal. She knew a smattering of French. Every day her boss would be screaming and yelling in french. She knew her boss was mad and that was about it.

She said one day she realized that she knew exactly what her boss was saying. She didn't know if she should be very insulted ( the boss was calling her many BAD names and telling her where she should go) or wildly excited as she was finally understanding french!

Shelli and Gene said...

Good for you! What a great feeling.

Shelli

Carolyn said...

Brilliant!

Cheers and good on ya.

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