Blogust

Posted by sue on August 2nd, 2008

For those two or three of you who have lamented our virtual abandonment of this blog, good news! I’m not working for the whole month of August, and have vowed to post 15 blog entries during the month, to share with you the details of Portugal living that I have, up to now, cruelly withheld from my eager readership.

I’ve decided to begin with coming clean about a few things I’m embarrassed about. portugues.jpg

First item on the list: Portuguese. This is the cover of a Portuguese language textbook. I’ve owned this book since sometime in the fall, and have yet to finish working through it. My Portuguese is terrible. I mean, really, really, embarrassingly terrible, even after 15 months of living here. I can order food, and coffee, and drinks of various kinds, and sometimes understand miscellaneous things that are said to me, but I’m still really a beginner at the language. Not sure what to do now– study really hard these last couple of months, to end with a feeling of accomplishment? Or give up, thinking that I’ve lived here this long operating mostly in English, so surely I can carry on this way until I leave?

30 Responses to “Blogust”

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    Hurray for the USA. English 1, Portu Geese 0.

  2. Cathy Says:

    Woo Hoo the squid is back! Soon, no more looking at Len’s toes!

  3. Heather Says:

    15 months! That’s crazy! Has it really been that long???

  4. Liza Says:

    Não faz mal. I think the accents in Brasil are easier to understand than those I’ve heard from the European Portuguese.
    To gather empirical evidence to support this, you should plan a trip to Rio straight away to try out your skills there, you probably have picked up more than you think.

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