July 26, 2009 | Russian
First thing in the morning: Dr. Pimsleur.
Today I tried a new thing: when I got up, instead of watching a few minutes of Russian television, I went straight to Pimsleur. Before I even drank my coffee. I mean, I did bring my cup with me and start the caffeination process while Pimsleur lesson 28 (Level I) was underway, but I was not fully woken up. I’m wondering whether if I begin before I’m 100 percent alert, I will learn on a more instinctive level. If so, that could be good.
Anyway, I am mid-lesson right now, but I stopped because Dr. Pimsleur’s lesson suddenly turned into scratching (i.e., like 1980s DJs used to do). There must have been damage on the CD they used to make the Recorded Books recording I got through the library, because it sounds something like this: “Do you remember, do you remember how how how to ask remember how to ask ask ask how to ask ask ask how long have you been here been here been here how long have you been here been here been here here here ask how long she has been here been here been here oo-yay-hit oo-yay-hit.” (Oo-yay-hit meaning “to leave.”)
Rapping in Russian!
Having finished Pimsleur lesson 28, I now know how to say the following:
- Where’s your wife?
- Are you leaving by yourself?
- Do you want to drive to Moscow together?
Someone has a sense of humor, I think.