I will be dashing off to ulpan in a few minutes, but I really wanted to write and show off one of my many new WIPs.
Learning five hours a day has given me a new respect for students (including my own kids) – it is hard! Paying attention and (hopefully) absorbing information is a very hard work. By the end of the school day I feel like my eyes are crossing! Thank G-d I can knit in class – this helps me to concentrate better.
I am now at the stage when I am trying to talk and making mistakes. Sometimes I only realize it later after an eye-popping conversation is over and the other party has left shaking her head. Day before yesterday I wanted to explain to a neighbor that “in the morning I go (halechet) ulpan, and in the evening I go the bank”. Then in ulpan it hit me – what I said was – “in the morning I eat (achelet) ulpan, and in the evening I eat the bank”. OK, so I am a big girl, but not that big!
I told another neighbor that I wear “a cat” (chatul) at home, of course, what I wanted to say was “a robe” (chaluk). But I mixed up the words. On the other hand yesterday the bus driver, who has only heard me speak English before overheard my conversation with one of my classmates – in Russian. So he wanted to know how come the “Americai” knows Russian. And I was able to actually explain it in Hebrew, instead of straining his dubois English. Then, of course, it turned out that he is Russian too…
I am telling you, this is fun!
This is my new project. Can you guess what is it? DH, who is pretty good at this sort of thing by now – could not.
And now I got to run, my bus is in 10 minutes!