I went to buy some flowers today to plant in the flower box on my balcony (I will post photos later) and I had my first real conversation with a complete stranger where I understood everything that was being said.
I was buying some Primroses and really wanted to also buy some Lavender but couldn’t see any so I asked the lady if she had any. She told me that it was too early for Lavender and there wouldn’t be any available until mid-May. I explained to her that I was from Australia where Lavender was available all year round and she told me that I was lucky to have come from such a wonderful climate. I then paid for my flowers and wished her a good weekend.
So it was a rather basic conversation but I was able to ask for something I was looking for and able to not only understand the response but have a short conversation about it. I was SO excited! Maybe there’s hope for me learning to speak German after all.