And then there's the little issue of not speaking English. What with them being super shy, I had to guide and carry the entire conversation in Portuguese. Now, when I'm around people who can't speak English my Portuguese gets slightly better, but only sliiiiightly. Let me give you an example of how bad the conversation was, translated into English:
You can to eat. I making it, but I bad cook. Sorry! I hate snow. You hate snow? Where you walk in Dells? Ah, library. We have library. You like to cook? I hate to cook because I very bad. Um... LIAR!!!!
(I only add "liar"into every conversation because I know the word and I'm proud of it. It's never in context.)
Anywho, the new year is almost upon us and I'm wondering if I should add studying Portuguese to my resolutions. I kind of do every year, but then I realize I don't live in Brasil and therefore there is no need for it. Except I keep running into Brasilians who can't speak English - even here in the frozen tundra of the Midwest.
Now, how does a person learn another language? I know I live in a house with a fluent Portuguese speaker, but if he was going to teach or even speak it around here, I think he'd have done it by now. At LEAST by the time he moved me 7 months pregnant TO Brasil. So great bloggy world, enlighten me, remembering that I am also very lazy - how do I do some Portuguese learning?
But if I don't get around to it again this year, if I run into another Brasilian, I can still at least ask them where the bathroom is and call them a liar.