My self-perception has not caught up with reality, according to some friends. I continue to be amazed when I actually speak French and am understood. And some readers say get over it. You have been there so long you must be fluent. Implying I should find a new topic…
Hey. I am pleased to discover the times I understand or am understood. It’s a very nice pleasant moment. One to savor. Guess it actually shows that I had more doubt than I ever let on.
Oh, I am NOT fluent – remember my blog about the construction – not really sure of that conversation at all. But today walking down the street passing folks, I realized that I do hear words now. Might not know them all, but two years ago, French ran together in a mush of unintelligible sounds. Now I can distinguish. Cool.
And this morning I had a definite WIN. The debate…. Ya, that DEBATE!… will be on at 3 am on Tuesday in France. I was able to discover what channel was going to broadcast it live. And I found it on my TV (I don’t watch often, so I am not that familiar with the channels). AND I managed to set it up to record so if I do sleep through it, I don’t have to wait to find a recording on the ‘net. I must admit…, I think my intuitive understanding of TV, recordings, and computers was more the reason I could make it work than my French.