I met a young Turkish woman last week who was interested in improving her English by chatting with an English native speaker and in return she would do the same in Turkish.
I have too many commitments myself so couldn't take her up on this but said I would post this on her behalf...
I am English but have lived and worked in Turkey for ten years and speak fluent Turkish. I am preparing a Turkish conversation class and wanted to see if there is much interest. I am considering small groups of around 5 and would fit the class to the group - so hours and venue are...
Many times people tell me that after they learn a few words or a phrase and use it they then get a reply they dont understand.Panic sets in and the conversation dries up.
Well thats happened to me too..still does at times.
Over the years İ learnt some sly techniques for dealing with it.:p...
I was standing in a queue yesterday and a young teenage girl was answering her mobile.
The conversation went something like this.
Shaz is that you?
Wot you ringing for?
I,m in the shop for f*** sake.
You want what?
What about your boyfriend?
I never did!!!
He,s talking s***!
Go away and leave...
Well, not a real one obviously - but what we imagine would happen if you offered the king of superlatives and flattery a simple cup of tea. It would be "magnificent and wonderful" of course...
Would you like a drink Carlos?
"It would be both magnificent and wonderful if I was to have a drink...
Conversation over dinner:
WOMAN: What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?
MAN: Definately not!
WOMAN: Why not, don't you like being married?
MAN: Of course I do.
WOMAN: Then why wouldn't you remarry?
MAN: Ok, I'd get married again.
WOMAN: You would? (with a hurtful look...
Just before battle......
Nelson: "Order the signal, Hardy."
Hardy: "Aye, aye sir."
Nelson: "Hold on, that's not what I dictated to Flags. What's the meaning
Hardy: "Sorry sir?"
Nelson (reading aloud): "England expects every person to do his or her
duty, regardless of race, gender...