October 31, 2010 | German
Halloween, with German Grammar
I begin an intensive review of German grammar amid ghouls and goblins.
This weekend I returned to one of my favorite language-learning strategies: intensive grammar study. I have three books I am making my way through. Most of what I focused on yesterday and today was nouns: gender, plural forms, that kind of thing. I think/hope improving my grammar skills will jumpstart my speaking skills as well.
Today was Halloween. For the first time Brandt and I went to the Halloween extravaganza that takes place annually on West 69th Street.
69th Street: Candy Was Everywhere
Dog in Tarantula Costume
Scary Skeletons Do Not Deter Children
We went with our eight-year-old niece, who lives in Halloween-free Italy. About 10 minutes into our wanderings, I was nearly overcome by chocolate fumes. Our niece took pity on me later and gave me some candy. I survived.