What Will I Learn Next Week in German Class?

Americans are not known for their facility with foreign languages. Yesterday, I reached a new low in my quest to learn other languages. I had my first German lesson…ever. My teacher is very nice, but was surprised to learn that I knew no German. He asked me if I knew any words in German. My head has been full of French lately and all I could pull out was auf Wiedersehen (thank you Heidi Klum and Project Runway). He said, “surely you must know other German words.” I have watched a movie or two in my day and promptly pulled out the German word for what you do in the bathroom. He laughed and promptly taught me how to turn it into a verb! I think we are off to a good start.