reineke wrote:Ani wrote:Glad to see you back around
Thanks Ani. You're always a welcome visitor here. I would love the see if you can revive your Italian. Regarding your trip, stay away from "friendship" bracelet peddlers if you're around Sacré-Cœur. Street crêpes are inferior to palacinke but you should try some anyway. The last time I was there, les Escaliers de Montmartre smelled like pee. Otherwise the place was very romantic. Have fun.
You know it doesn't feel much like reviving Italian as learning it from scratch. I don't know. There are just so many vowels. I remember next to nothing except that we dropped an awful lot of those vowels. I keep thinking I'll give it a proper shot soon because I'd like to be in good shape before next year's potential trip. I'm probably underestimating the task even still, thinking I can make a quick run of Assimil & watch a bunch of TV.
Given my poor performance with Russian, & flirting with Icelandic, what do you think I should do for Italian? I could just recklessly start now and try to juggle 3-4 languages.. or wait till after the Paris trip & start then?
I will definitely watch out for peddlers. The last time we were at Montmartre we took le funiculaire up and I have no recollection of the stairs but I will take your advertisement to heart. I am so excited to eat all kinds of stuff -- and then just hop back on the plane before any of it has time to make me too sick