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17 (Ulpan | ウルパン)

June 24, 2010

I survived my first week of Ulpan (Hebrew language school), which consisted of 5 days of classes from 8:30am to 1:40pm.

I feel very lucky to be a student again, even if it’s for a subject or reason I would have never guessed in my wildest of imaginations. Seeing my own handwriting in this foreign language is strange. The reality it presents is still a bit surreal to me. It’s as if I’m in one of those dreams where I know I’m dreaming and I can make up the story as it goes. But I’m not waking up from it.

The other students are also part of the fun and learning process, as they are from parts of the world I’ve hardly ever met people from my whole life: Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Ecuador. Most of them don’t speak any English so the intrigue even deepens. My imagination grows from the little information I learn about them through class, like age, profession, family structure, favorite food and drink. The details we learn about each other through elementary Hebrew can sometimes be strangely intimate and revealing, like someone not having a Aba (father) for instance. And when not understanding each other is a given, when there is understanding it is extra rewarding.

I would rate my first week of lomedit ivrit (learning Hebrew) as metsuyan (excellent).





Much love,

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Saminko permalink
    June 25, 2010 6:41 am

    ひゃー!どれも同じに見える(笑)Your creative brain をもってすれば、これらの文字のデザインはきっとすぐ覚えられるはず。頑張れー! P.S. 日本 3-1 でデンマークに勝ったよ–!!!!! Go Samurai Blue!!

    • June 25, 2010 11:56 pm

      Thank you sis 🙂
      日本最高だったね〜 きゃ〜♡

  2. Kid Ego permalink
    June 25, 2010 6:11 pm




    • June 25, 2010 11:55 pm

      いいな〜 私もSpanishずっと習いたかった☆
      次会う時はスペイン語対ヘブライ語の会話に挑戦しましょう 🙂

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