In the first 30 days I have learned...
1) Three years of French 20 years ago is only enough to make you very, very confused.
2) It's not a surprise how much you've forgotten, it is, however, amazing what you do remember.
3) That nouns are still my weak spot and plurals are still bloody hard.
4) If they'd taught French visually like this back in high school/college, I would've learned far more, far faster.
5) But sometimes the old ways are still the most effective and writing out hard words cements them into memory.
6) The forums are as much help (if not more, at times) in learning the language as the French tree itself.
7) I actually find more time to do this at work than at home.
8) Duo looks snazzy with that monocle.
9) Sometimes you can't learn a new word every day, but you can go back over the ones you're having trouble with. Learning is learning.
10) You have to walk before you can run, and "Les Oeufs Vert au Jambon" is still above my reading level. So no movies in French for a while.
I can't read French yet, but even I understood what "Les Ouefs Vert au Jambon" means. But I still don't like them. Sam I am.
I actually put green dye in my eggs once, just for fun. Couldn't finish them and couldn't eat eggs for a year afterwards.
Could you not finish them because they looked too weird, or because the dye changed the taste or consistency such that they were yucky to eat?
It was psychologically repugnant. We're predisposed by evolution to regard green food (when it's not meant to be green) as having gone bad and therefore bad to eat. I couldn't overcome that and it made me nauseous.
Well, I couldn't eat them in a boat; I couldn't eat them with a goat. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I am.
It must be an instinct for human survival :)