|Little Brown Dictionary|
"When he appeared before my eyes and started to talk to me, the only option I had was to politely smile. I dug out of my bag my slightly worn brown dictionary, that I bought at used book store at University District in Seattle, and had my “conversation”: I would point the word, then I asked the person to show me his word(s). Yes, it was sloooow moving dialogue. Then my friend came to the rescue and translated what the person wanted to know about me. We were laughing, we had a good time."
This excerpt is from my post on Fear of Writing.
The picture above is that very same little brown dictionary.
Marina, I don't believe this. You have such good English and write so well. I have studied English since grade one but still my vocabulary is so poor.ReplyDelete
Your essay on 'Fear of writing' touched my heart.
Thank you Balvinder. I am humbled by your comment. With me a learning process never stops. Sometimes it reaches a plato but it's moving.Delete
What a great story about the dictionary. What were you talkig about ? :DReplyDelete
marina. you made me laugh to death with your comment. "And the sauce is perfect. What is it ? " hahahahahahahahaha.
Hugs my dear
Thank you Walkiria. The full story is on the active link. :)Delete
Your English is very good for a person who only knew please and thank you. Wow.ReplyDelete
Thanks. It's been some time since I knew only two words! :)Delete
It's hard to believe that English is not your native language as your words flow so easily! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Lorraine. Sometimes I worry too much about grammar that my flow meets the wall. And that's when Fear of Writing came to help.Delete
I had absolutely no idea that English was not your first language. Really enjoyed your description of the party.ReplyDelete
Thank you Liz!Delete
I too had no idea English was not your first language. What a great story!!!ReplyDelete
I am so impressed! Love to come and read you; you're good! Please keep writing.ReplyDelete
Thank you Rita! Your comment really lifts the spirit!Delete
That is an amazing story Marina, I am so impressed! And I would agree from what I know of you - you do have a great attitude :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Jane! I am glad you can "read" my attitude through the blog.Delete
Wow! I had no idea you came from a foreign country, great story! I bet that dictionary would have more than loose words to share if it could talk :-)ReplyDelete
I am sure it would, and not just mine...:)Delete