Friday, April 28, 2006

Moment #562. Amharic declined. Fri, Apr 28, 2006.

04/28/2006. After working out at the gym I bought a soft drink and walked down to the end of the shopping center and back. I met a man who looked Ethiopian, and I asked him if he was from Ethiopia. He was Eritrean, which was part of Ethiopia for a while, and his main language is Tigrinya, but spoke and read Amharic. I said my church had free books in Amharic, and offered him one, but he said he already went to a church. I repeated that it was free, but I forgot to mention the bilingual aspect of it being in English and Amharic. He was very polite in declining. The encounter lasted only about 10 seconds.


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