미셸 찌가 파리 에 있어 요.

From last night’s Korean lesson:

미셸 찌가 파리 에 있어 요.

“Michelle is in Paris.”

I mention this example from class because

  • 미셸 찌 is my best 친구.
  • 미셸 찌 called me on my way to my 한극 수업 last night.
  • 미셸 찌 loves 파리 and she wants to be there again.

안녕 미셸찌!

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First Words in a Second Language

If you have to say “ø#ªö%^&*@$!”, say it in your own language. You shouldn’t be saying it in the language you are studying.

The first words to learn are the words you will need most often:

  1. Yes, no, please, excuse me, thank you.
  2. I’m sorry, I don’t understand. I understand.
  3. Please say that again.
  4. What does [this] mean?
  5. How do you say [that] in [English]?
  6. Could you help me, please? Can I help you?
  7. Thank you.

Take an hour or two to become comfortable using these few words. It is the first step toward speaking the language instead of just studying it.

  • You will have a foundation for communication, a foundation you can build on.
  • You will begin to lose your fear of speaking the language.
  • You will begin to think in the target language, at least for these words and phrases.
  • You will get more out of your classes and studies.
  • You will earn the respect of native speakers of the language.
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새해복많이받이세요! Happy Lunar New Year!

(Oh no, I have to learn how to type — all over again!)

새해복많이 받으세요!

Did I get it right?

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Obrigado Brasil!

Antes de mais, quero agradecer ao gente incrivelmente generosa do Brasil. Em 2007 eu passei um mês visitando em Porto Alegre, São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro, com quase nenhum dinheiro.

Eu sinto falta de vocês e tenho saudades do Brasil.

Abraços,

Evan

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Wie alt sind Sie?

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Herr Mozart!

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