I am determined to learn a bit of Japanese now that Atsh and Ayako are living in the apartment, and Atsh and I have agreed to an intercambio of sorts, where I promise to speak Spanish to him if he'll speak in Japanese to me. Well, if he'll teach me one word a day I guess...
Yesterday I was sitting in the kitchen with Ayako and Felice (another LBS exchange student who currently doesn't have a flat and is crashing at our place) having some breakfast when Atsh walked in and the following conversation ensued:
Noelle: Good morning!
Atsh: Good morning!
Noelle: Wait, how do you say it in Japanese?
Ayako: Yes, like the state. Ohio.
Noelle: So what does "Kentucky" mean?
Atsh: Fried chicken!
I'm learning so much already! I'm sure to be fluent in about 3 weeks.