Surprised my mom last night!
This is funny:
Last night, my parents and I were on our way to IHOP for dinner. My mom, who speaks French fluently and knows I'm learning it, turns to me and says "Do you want a (and switches to French) crepe et un oeuf? (Switches back to English now) Do you know what I just said?" I said "Yes, you wanted to know if I want a crepe and an egg." She said "Wow...good job! Now how do you spell "oeuf"?" So I spelled it out for her, and she was impressed (I was off by one letter...I added an extra -f.)! So I asked her if she was surprised I knew that and my mom says "Yes, not many people know that. Now how do you say "bread"?" I said "du pain". Again, she was impressed that I knew how to say that!
That's why I prefer to make my language learning secretive, as yet none knows anything about it. Congrats! Nice to read this! :)
I also prefer making it secret, then I can surprise my friends/family that I can speak Spanish fluently or other language :D
Me too! I remember when I surprised my friend - she was learning something in Russian and I read that aloud, as I knew the Ukrainian alphabet. She was like "how on earth you can read, you learn German at school". :D
Wow, you certainly are learning a lot of languages, how is that going for you? Are you able to retain a lot?
Surprisingly yes, because I only do one tree at a time, and then once I finish that tree, I just do review on it.
Haha the best way to amaze your French-native mum is to use French idioms when talking to her. Then she'll be REALLY surprised ;)
Worked well for me :P
She's actually not French-native, we were both born in the US. But my great-grandparents came from Canada (who spoke mainly French) and France (who again spoke French)
As long as she knows the idioms it should work. If she doesn't - you both can learn them together :)
That's awesome! It's a great feeling when you can do something like that, eh? :) Keep learning!!!
That's great! Congratulations. It's fun to see all your hard work paying off, isn't it? My friends gave me a German dictionary for my birthday and right after I opened it I said, in German, "thanks for the German dictionary, it's great". I don't know if they realized I was serious about learning German or if they thought I might just stop at "ja" and "nein" and call it close enough, but I do think I surprised them a bit. I surprised myself a bit by how it just popped into my mind!
That's great, I too wish to surprise family and friends and I cannot wait for that day.
You are fortunate to have someone so close to practice your French with!
I keep my language learning secretive so that i can surprise my mom which is fluent in French.
I feel really left out right now lol. My mother knows im taking French, and I have like no language level.
that's pretty great.
my mom asked me how to say "can i please do my French" in french yesterday, and i was all like ".... um...." :|
I had a similar situation, so I'd be happy to share my result with you! If you mean to practise your French, it would be "Est-ce que je peux faire mon français, s'il vous plaît?" while if you mean as if to homework, it would be "Est-ce que je peux faire mes devoirs de français, s'il vous plaît?" "Est-ce que je peux écrire en français, s'il vous plait?" "Est-ce que je peux parler en français, s'il vous plait?" or "Est-ce que je peux faire mon leçon de français, s'il vous plait?" I hope this helps!
Est-ce que je peux faire mon français, s'il te plâit? But there might be a better way to say "do my French" in the target language that sounds better.