Thursday, November 26, 2009

My first conversation in Turkish!

It was extremely short and extremely basic, but I think Turks are very gracious and if you even make an attempt at speaking Turkish you are warmly rewarded with a big smile, a look of pleasant surprise and some good hearted laughter.

I talked with the guy who works in the cafe at the language school where I did a class last night. I was able to say hello (Merhaba), ask him how he was (Nasil sin?), tell him I was fine (Iyiyim), wish him a happy holiday (Iyi Bayramlar) and say good evening to him (Iyi aksamlar). VICTORY! It involved a lot of me looking at the ceiling trying to remember things and lots of 'uuuuuh's but still. This was a major breakthrough!

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