Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Language Bloopers

It's no joke that learning another language is often difficult.  AND FUN!  We've seriously enjoyed learning Slovak so far...for real.  Ok, ok, but that doesn't go without frustrating moments and silly comments made on our part.

And that's what I want to share in this here post.

I'll start with Jason's funny story/language blooper:
We are in a Slovak class with 7 other women.  Jas is the only guy.  And we are (obviously) the only married couple in the class.

So the other day, the teacher asked Jason in Slovak "Are you single?" as we were learning the vocab for single and married.  He replied confidently with "ano," which here in Slovakia means "yes!"  HA!  The whole class cracked up.  He wasn't quite aware of what was going on at the moment, ha!  I still give him a hard time ;)

And now for mine:
We hopped on the elevator yesterday and up until then we have hardly gotten to see any of our neighbors (we have big plans to take them sweets this week, though!).  Well, this time in particular, there were TWO of them in the elevator with us.  So we introduced ourselves.  They both spoke English, but we were practicing our Slovak.  Jason introduced himself, then I piped in with my limited Slovak, "I am Charity, I am his wife."  Well, at least that's what I intended to say.  What came out was "I am Charity, I am my wife."  HA!

So there you have it.  Jason is single and I am married to myself.  Good thing we are continually learning to laugh at ourselves...because I have a feeling this is only the beginning of our funny language stories to come!

Oh and here's some living proof we really do love each other ;)


  1. Nice. Anthony's classic moment was while describing a children's story book with a woman milking a cow... he said, "And the woman is breastfeeding the cow." Oh, verb conjugations!
    Keep it up. Can't wait to see what sweets you'll be making your neighbors. Hope you get a good response!!

  2. So funny! What an awesome experience you 2 :)

  3. hahaha! That made me laugh out loud. I love it... and more bloopers to come I'm sure ;)


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