MOSCOW (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tried out her rusty Russian in a Moscow radio interview Wednesday, only to get caught out by a question on whether she might run for president.
"Da (Yes)," Rice answered in Russian, before realizing her misunderstanding and hastily adding "Nyet" (No) -- seven times. . .
. . . Apparently meaning to say that she would like to do her next interview in [Russian], she chose a verb that sounded more like "to earn money" than the Russian for "to do.""You understand it will be very difficult because I am out of practice, and in your language there are these awful cases!" she continued. "It's very difficult for us, and it is very difficult to talk without making mistakes."
Tee-hee-hee. But, really, I'm fluent.