Mostly I have learned how little I know. I hand in homework, and it comes back with multiple corrections in every sentence. After I used the word ‘blutik’ to refer to a corrected paper, my teacher traded the red ink for a kinder blue. A rakhmone (a mercy) I wasn’t swiftly corrected: “Not ‘blutik’, farblutikt.”
Some degree of shame tolerance is crucial for language learning. For that reason, I’m posting today’s homework in public, hoping that in a year I can come back here with the chops to rapidly detect and correct my mistakes.
But I’ll see you before then.