Yo ke ho?

I find it very frustrating that I cannot communicate with the local people.  There is only so far you can go with a phrase book, so I have decided to do a few Nepali classes before my TEFL course starts.    I am doing 2 hours a day for the next 5 days, which includes the weekend – that is dedication for you!  Today, I had my first class and considering how completely useless I am at languages (including my own :)) I think I did OK.  It was a one-on-one very basic conversation class at the Kathmandu Institute of Nepali Language.  The classroom was quite small and I sat on an old fashion chair with a table built into the arm.  My teacher, Muni, was lovely.  Today, I just learnt the alphabet sounds, a few simple phrases and the most important sentence:  “Yo ke ho?” (“what is this?”),  so I can start annoying everyone.   The sentence structure is a bit screwy, “Yo ke ho?” actually translates as “this what is?”; the verb must come at the end – my brain is going to hurt!!!  I got some homework to do tonight; it reminds of French classes moons ago but hopefully I will do better at Nepali.

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