I was just browsing through a digital collection of memories, from years gone by, when I came across pictures of our Europe trip in 2015.
I was studying French at that time, and was even taking tuitions to do better in my tests. My family found this cool, and expected me to guide them around during our stopover in France.
I was pretty confident in my abilities as well, cause I only failed in French once😂
I knew what most of the stuff in the supermarket was…you know… poisson= fish, and snail= escargot….just a minute…did I say there were snails in the supermarket?
I must be kidding…or must I ?😒… lol
So yeah, I helped my family to buy groceries, but talking to French people……was a completely different story….
This is how we used to speak French in school-
Je m’appelle Tanishq= James apple tanishq
This is how the locals spoke French in France-
Wuzuueewuyouuuuu……cause I’m not even worthy enough to understand 🤯
So the only person I really ended up talking to,in France was a 7 year old girl,cause her vocabulary was only a bit higher than mine…..after I asked her to slow down 😂
To all the other people I just said this-
Je ne comprends pas= I don’t know what the he’ll you’re talking about 😂😂😂
My mom had studied French too, but like a 100 years ago, so she didn’t really know anything…
1 day, mom and me went to buy some stuff to a local shop, and the shopkeeper was an old lady who would have had a ton of time to perfect her French.
We asked the lady for the stuff we needed…..and then…..
She went supersonic and started speaking like some alien language …. I almost imagined her wearing dark sunglasses, and a cap, with rap god written on it, and she’s like
Look, I was gonna go easy on you and not to hurt your feelings 😎😂
Any way so whenever she looked at me and asked me something, I was like-
Oh….that’s easy, je ne comprends pas
Really?…je ne comprends pas
Ahahahahaha….je ne comprends pas
She would just ignore me, and continue conversing with ……someone, cause a conversation requires 2 partners, and she was definitely one…lol
After a while, she asked my mom something.
My mom thought for a minute, and then opened her mouth to speak…
I was baffled by this, cause I used to think that my mom didn’t know a word of French,but apparently she did…
Je ne comprends pas 😧
That’s all for today folks, have a good day!