i have to re-take my french proficiency exam next friday. i have to pass it to graduate.
it turns out that never speaking french, nor thinking in it, nor reading it for nine years does not help one maintain fluency.
i miss being fluent in french.
but would love to be fluent in english, french, russian, italian, irish, portugese, japanese, slovenian, croatian, ukrainian, and (yes, i’ve fought it for years) spanish.
with a smattering of other languages. once i’ve got europe covered, i’ll move to arabic, pashtun, chinese (all i can say is “good” in cantonese because you say “ho!” and who doesn’t like to say that?) korean, tagalog, farsi, and swahili.
but i’ve got to go baby steps.