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I started Italian classes two weeks ago. They're two hour sessions, once a week on Monday evenings.


Tomorrow I have to do a two minute presentation in front of the class to introduce myself in Italian using the things we've learned in the first two classes. I have it written, I just have to keep practicing now.

It's pretty amazing how far you can get with just the present tense of a few verbs, a smattering of vocabulary, the alphabet, numbers and some common expressions. I'm amazed that I have four full paragraphs — IN ITALIAN — describing various aspects of myself.

I've started an Italian journal, posted my intro presentation and various notes I've been collecting. I've been spending most of my time with that in the last little while. I want that journal to be all Italian and as little English as possible. And what is in English will be boring grammer or linguaphile stuff. It's nothing more than my atrociously broken Italian gabbing. The further along I get, I will hopefully be veering in the direction of Business Italian. So, it'll get even more zonky and boring.

We'll see how that works out though. =)


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instinctive
Jan. 29th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
I love Italian, what a beautiful language. :)

I don't really know much, I only know Italian from singing in it, but it did help me learn how to read things in Italian. :) It gave me a greater appreciation for the language. :)

Good luck with the presentation!
bride
Jan. 29th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
Thanks =)
sophia
Jan. 29th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
is it on LJ? :)
bride
Jan. 29th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
It is, but I don't really want to share it for a while. I haven't added my Italian journal as a Friend and I won't be linking to it. It's too embarrassing right now. =}
sophia
Jan. 30th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
lol. i tried looking at your f-list
bride
Jan. 30th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
Haha, maybe one day =D
wasabi_addict
Jan. 29th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
You can finally understand what all those opera singers are singing about now!

I just realized that all the Italian I know comes from reading Italian menus and recipes.
bride
Jan. 29th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
I knew a little bit from music lessons as a kid and I could always Google for English translations for the lyrics, but it'll be cool to understand it for myself =)

Someday, I'll be able to write things other than Italian error messages. XD
kat_box
Feb. 10th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
You should talk to karmabreeze. She went to Italy a couple years ago and would probably quite enjoy conversing with you in Italian as good practise for you both. :)
bride
Feb. 10th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks =)
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