Today I finally got to do what I was sent here to do...advise and assist. Well, mostly, I told this guy that speaks Arabic what I thought, and he told it to the Colonel, who in turned told this guy stuff in Arabic, who then told me something in English. We could have been having two completely different conversations for all I know. I have learned how to pick out numbers and days, pretty much...so I know when they are talking about those things...kind of, anyway. Their days of the week sound a lot like numbers, only one off from what you would think they should be.
I did take Rosetta Stone Level I Arabic through unit III, only to find out that Arabic is a level IV language, and, according to my DLAB score (an army test to see if you have the ability to learn languages) I am not even capable of learning a level II language (like Spanish). Tomorrow should be a fun day...will tell more about it after it happens.