Today’s mission:

  • FSI unit 7
  • Write a story using stuff I learned!
I’m finding the FSI courses more and more helpful. Even though I don’t know the grammatical rules that some of these sentences, I can nevertheless pull out ideas because I’ve memorized these sentences.
For example, I can easily tell someone where my school is:
Doğru gildiniz, sağ tarafta, köse başinda iyi bir okul var. (Straight ahead, around the corner on the right, there is a good school).
I can also create my own little story. WARNING: there may be mistakes in my Turkish 😀 Update: Everything is now fixed, thanks to the nice people on LiveMocha!
Kadın: Affedersiniz efendim, buralarda okul var mı?
Adam: Hangi okul?
Kadın: Cornell Üniversitesi.
Adam: Evet, sol tarafta köşe başında.
Kadın: Offffff
Adam: Anladınız mı?
Kadın: Hayır. Türkçe iyi konuşamıyor. Tekrarlayın lütfen.
Adam: Biraz para verir misin?
Kadın: Kaç lira?
Adam: Yüz lira lütfen.
Kadın: Acaba buralarda karakol var mı?
Adam: Güle güle…
Translation
Woman: Excuse me sir, is there a school around here?
Man: Which school?
Woman: Cornell University
Man: Yes, around the corner on the left.
Woman: arghhhh
Man: Do you understand?
Woman. No. I don’t speak Turkish very well. Please repeat.
Man: Will you give me some money?
Woman: How much liras?
Man: 100 liras please.
Woman: If wonder if there’s a police station around here?
Man: Good bye…
I’m gonna try to create more of these stories everyday. It’s a great practice!
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