Monday, July 31, 2006

I'm a working girl (not in the hooker sense)

First day of work has really tired me out, I'm not used to getting up at 6 am. Despite the tiredness it was a really good day and my co-workers all seem to be nice people.

Anyway, that's not what I wanted to talk about. I've decided I must learn Turkish. I had a lovely conversation with a Turkish friend of mine on msn. She doesn't speak much English, I speak hardly any turkish. But still we managed to have a conversation. It was mostly in English, but occasionally with some Turkish thrown in if she didn't understand what I was saying. Ok, it involved me sitting there flicking through my Turkish/English dictionary, but I was glad I did. I have a lot of respect for this girl due to the fact that although she doesnt know much English, she doesn't stay shy and hold back. Instead she tries to speak as much as she can, not overly worried about a mistake or two. That's pretty much the opposite of me when I'm learning a language, I worry about making a mistake so much that I avoid speaking it sometimes. That must come to an end, by next year I want to be at least conversational level in Turkish.

One drawback so far, I don't have a teacher. Anyone know of anyone looking to teach Turkish?

2 comments:

Carmelo Alongi said...

I don't know a teacher, but how about we make a pact? You up to conversational level in Turkish, me in Italian. Deal?

Secret Sara said...

Mornings are such a drag ...

Anyways, I always love the days when my job involves calling overseas and me usually not speaking their language (or if I can it's extremely minimal), while they can barely speak English and yet somehow we get things accomplished. I feel like a jerk though, not having the first clue how to speak Chinese, or good German, or Spanish ... French .. Italian ... Russian ...yeah lots of them I can't do. Maybe I should work on that...

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