January 9, 2008 4:12 PM Subscribe
Help an Anglo guy get by in Hebrew and Arabic
posted by Acari to writing & language (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Assuming I can find a way to New York, I'll be getting on a plane to Jordan at the end of February for one month.
Once I get there, I assume that my particular blend of bad english, worse french, and abysmal spanish won't put me in the good graces of the man in charge of the local falafel cart, nor will it help me hitch a ride to the red sea.
I plan on spending the bulk of my time in Israel, but Jordan and Egypt are so close, and the internet says that hitchhiking will be easy, so I imagine I will find myself unable to speak Arabic as well as Hebrew.
If you had about 1.5 months to learn enough of these two languages to get by, how would you proceed?
1- no money [going into debt for travel is a pastime of mine]