Our teacher told us, “Oh, just finish your exercise book this weekend,” like it was no big deal on top of four pages from our official workbook, creating questions and answers and stories for two dialogues, finishing eight pages in our second exercise book, AND transcribing an audio dialogue. It will come as no surprise that yesterday, I did laundry and homework. The end. Happy Saturday!
That little “finish your exercise book” is still to be done today, but I found a fun way to make it bearable: ignore the instructions and write whatever I want!
For one exercise, we had to read a letter from Sophia talking about how she will go to Hydra after she finishes her class to hang out with her friends Eleni and Alexandros. We were supposed to write back about what we, her fictional boyfriend Kostas, would do while she was on the island. This is what I wrote instead:
Εἱμαι ευχαριστημἑνος για εσἑνα αλλἁ ανησυχὡ. Γιατἱ θα εἱναι ο Αλἑχανδρος στην ᾽Υδρα με εσἑνα; Σου αρἑσει ο Αλἑχανδρος; Τον ΑΓΑΠΑΣ;;; Εἱναι ψηλὁς και ἑξυπνος και πλοὑσιος…καταλαβαἱνω. Εμεἱς τελεἱωσε. Λυπἁμαι αλλἁ θα εἱμαι καλἁ. Σε θυμἁμαι πἁντα.
Translated, this means:
I am pleased for you but I am worried. Why will Alexandros be in Hydra with you? Do you like Alexandros? Do you LOVE him??? He is tall and intelligent and rich…I understand. We are finished. I am sad but I will be okay. I remember you always.
Have a nice trip!
Who knew channeling my inner jealous boyfriend would make Greek so much more fun? (Everyone knew.)
Okay, on to the next exercise!
Awesome post. My greek is coming along too but nowhere near yours.
You’re learning Greek too? That’s awesome! May I ask why?
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Because I live over there for a short period of time each year.
Ωραἱα! Καλἡ διασκἑδαση.
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Im not that good yet but kalimera te canis kala is about as far as my conversational greek goes.
That’s pretty much all you need for introductions. You’re halfway there. 😉
I get so bored saying that.
I can’t believe how much you’ve learned in so short a time! 👏🏻
Thank you for your compliment! They keep me motivated when I’m confronted with the lists of vocabulary and verb conjugations that I DON’T know. 🙂