Sunday, October 12, 2008

Foreign Languages Are Hard

"Me fail English? That's unpossible."

Ralph Wiggum

Learning another language is really hard. Last week I asked Huyen to start teaching me Vietnamese for 30 minutes every day. After three days I still can't pronounce five of the eleven vowels.

However, this blog is really about Huyen. She speaks English really well but once in a while has little lapses. There was a great exchange the other day that I thought was absolutely classic:

RYAN: Huyen, do you think your English has gotten better since dating Ben?

HUYEN: Thank you.