Monday, June 05, 2006

Hello again!

Nantes is gorgeous as expected. There was a bit of trouble with mon chambre- I showed up too late to get in on Saturday, and had to find another room quickly! Nothing is open on Sundays, so I just got into my reserved room this morning. It's a one-star appartment, so nothing fancy, but it beats having to scramble.

Mon français n'est pas tres bien. Oh, my reading is almost perfect now, because that's what I need to know for my job. But, it's still hard for me to hear the language correctly. I have conversations, and I get about every fifth word. I sympathise with people who move to a foreign country. It's really hard to get by. I feel like I've made great strides because I can order my food correctly now. But, I feel like a little child again. Also, I have a headache much of the time that I think has to with straining my brain to understand everyone, and I can't find a place to buy aspirin!

2 comments:

Hiromi said...

I hate you.

;p

jingyang said...

I know what you mean about a headache from 'straining your brain' :-)
Sometimes after spending a whole day only speaking my second language (which I learned as an adult) I have a huge headache and begin to crave hearing English.
On the other hand a friend of mine the other day mentioned that she sometimes 'misses' a language, and feels better when she is immersed in it again.
Even after ten years now, I mostly still get a huge charge out of being 'bilingual' and I am insanely jealous of those who are multilingual. It just strikes me that they have even more fun :-)