Friday, October 3, 2008

Tôi không hiểu.

Yeah...that means "I don't understand" in Vietnamese.

For SOME reason, my husband has decided he's going to learn to speak the language just so he can understand what the guys next to him at work are saying. Not to be able to speak back to them...just so he can listen in. Weird. lol

I saw him on his computer earlier just staring off into space with his headphones on. I asked what he was doing, and he said learning Vietnamese...see above reason why...

A few minutes later, after noticing more staring and apparent lack of doing...well...anything, I asked if he was going to at least write something down, take notes, at least pretend he was learning something.

His response? (This BLOWS my friggin mind.) It was, "Why? This is easy." WHAT!!???!! EASY?? Are you freaking kidding me?????

I can tell you exactly how difficult it is to learn a freaking new language, especially to have a WORKING, actual speaking knowledge of it! I took 6 damn years of Spanish, and 1 of French, and, yes, I can read a lot of both. But SPEAK it??? HEEELLL no! And that was after YEARS of actually studying it! Not just listening to some phrases on the computer and then knowing what the hell is going on!!

Ughh. Men. Well, maybe just my husband. But I swear my brain twisted into a knot and combusted into flames at the exact instant he uttered, "This is easy."