E.: “But I don’t want to learn French. I only want to know English. English has the most words in any language.”
Q.: “Yes, E., we were talking about that the other day. But do you remember how I said some people in the world don’t speak English?”
Me: “Plus, if you know French, you know even more words!”
E. is wavering, but not convinced. I pull out my ace card.
Me: “Did you know that I can speak French? Did you want to know the word in French for truck?”
E.’s eyes light up.
Me: “C’est un camion.”
E.: “Do you know the word in French for tractor-trailer?”
Me: “Um. I’m not sure. I have to admit that when I was learning French I wasn’t all that interested in large vehicles…”
E.: “Do you know the word for crane in French? What about cement mixer? Do you know ferry?”
I can see I’m going to learn as much as he will.
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