Couch

Foreign language was an entrance requirement for college and it still is. I did not study one in HIgh School and needed to take 2 years of it at a community college near where I lived. I should have taken Spanish for many practical reasons, like living in California, and Spanish seems easier to translate because many of the words are spelled like English words. But I thought French was romantic. It was very hard for someone who does not have a foreign language apptitude. I barely survived. The French language is very beautiful though and their way of saying things poetic. I still remember ‘le coucher du soleil,’ the setting of the sun. The sun goes to bed.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today is ‘couch.’

Featured image of a California Sunset is by inpirexpressmiami on Pixabay.com

 

24 thoughts on “Couch

      1. Deborah Drucker Post author

        It is hard to become fluent. I’ve heard it is better to immerse yourself, like go to the country and speak with the natives. Or be in a class where everyone has to speak the language?

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  1. Cynthia

    I did have French in high school. I still needed more foreign language in college. I donโ€™t ever remember learning the setting sun. That is a beautiful way to say it. In college I took Italian and I hardly remember anything about it. For the past six years I have been Study in Spanish. I should know it better than I do for all these years but it is just once a week and I donโ€™t practice it enough. I do enjoy studying languages I just wish my brain liked it as well.

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  2. Prajakta

    I have no idea how your blog stopped coming in my feed. However, I am glad to find my way back ๐Ÿ™‚ Having said that, I am wanting learn French since moving to Canada. Would be nice. But I don’t look forward to grammar all over again.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Hi Prajakta. It takes practice but if you have a lot of French speakers around you that could help. I think there was a controversy with French language of France and French of Montreal. Proabably like British English and American English. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. JoAnna

    In high school, I took three years of French because like you I was drawn to the romance. It was my favorite class next to art. Sometimes I wish I’d taken Spanish. But phrases like โ€˜le coucher du soleil,โ€™ make up for the lack of practicality.

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