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My brother studied in Paris for a year and spent the first two weeks
without a pillow because he didn't know where to buy one and didn't know
how to ask.  Eventually he stumbled across them in a supermarket and
learned the word.
On Mar 18, 2014 7:08 AM, "Leonardo Castro" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Have you ever been in a situation where you didn't know a word in a foreign
> language even though you felt that you should already know it because it's
> the word for a trivial thing?
>
> Right now, I can remember some words that already made me feel like that:
> screw, itch, scratch, doorknob, elbow, faucet/spigot...
>
> Até mais!
>
> Leonardo
>