Saturday, March 5, 2005

One more brief thought

At breakfast one morning Christi, the really nice server, said "my English isn't that good but I'm practicing". I've heard that before from other non-native speakers. The funny thing is that his self-evaluation was FAR from accurate. His English was GREAT and I was glad that he could speak to me in English, and that he could help me say a few Romanian words.

I learned Spanish in high-school and have occasion to use it once in a while because our church has a Spanish congregation that shares the building. I know that I've said the same thing "my Spanish isn't that good." Perhaps they're thinking the same thing I was? "ummm... I think it's pretty good and I'm glad to be able to talk a little bit in Spanish." Nah probably not. My Spanish is REALLY rusty ;)

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