Norsk

Hvordan (umerket) være språknerd i juleferien?

Julen nærmer seg, og mange av oss har en uke fri fra skole, studier, jobb eller praksis. Helligdagene betraktes av de aller fleste som en avslappende tid, mens andre for øyeblikket er svært bekymret. Uroligheten handler om det enspråklige vakuumet som de snart skal ta del i. De heldige få med tospråklige familier misunnes av tusenvis av språknerder fanget i monolingvistiske omstendigheter. Kommunisering på kun ett språk i over en uke? Det er ufattelig lenge! Nei, det vil rett og slett ikke fungere dersom nerdene skal opprettholde sunn mental helse gjennom hele jula. Dette språklige marerittet er grunnen til at vi serverer noen tips til hvordan språknerdene enkelt kan snike fremmedspråkene inn i julefeiringen sin. Dersom du kjenner deg igjen, ber vi deg lese videre.

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English

How to be an undercover language nerd over Christmas

Christmas is coming up and many of us are having a week off from school, studies, work or internships. And as much as the holidays are meant to be a relaxing time, some of us are deeply concerned. The hesitation is about the one-, or even two-week monolingual vacuum we are about to take part of (no, it’s not about the Mayan prophecy on the upcoming Armageddon). Those fortunate ones with bilingual families are envied by thousands of nerds trapped in monolingual circumstances. Communicating in just one language seems impossible and nerve wrecking? It simply won’t work out while staying sane at the same time. That’s why I have come up with some guidelines or tips on how and why to sneak a second language into typical Christmassy incidents.

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bahasa Indonesia

Ketertarikan terhadap bahasa mencerminkan kepribadian, benarkah?

Jika anda ditawarkan les bahasa gratis untuk mempelajar dua bahasa lainnya dari seseorang yang ahli bahasa, bahasa apakah yang ingin anda pelajari untuk dikuasai? Saya rasa, setiap orang mungkin akan mempunyai jawaban yang berbeda. Bagi saya, saya akan memilih bahasa jepang dan bahasa Perancis. Mengapa? jawabannya cukup sederhana karena saya menyukainya. Beberapa hari yang lalu saya terlibat dalam sebuah pembicaraan dengan teman mengenai bahasa dan saya mengatakan bahwa saya lebih suka mempelajari bahasa Jepang dan bahasa Perancis dibandingkan bahasa terkenal lainnya seperti bahasa Jerman atau bahasa Portuges yang pada umumnya dipelajari oleh banyak orang diseluruh dunia.

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English

Language interest reflects your personality, doesn’t it?

If you were offered a free language course to learn two other languages from a linguist beside your own language, what language would you choose to master? Everyone might have a different answer, I guess. I would like to choose Japanese and French. Why? The answer is quite simple because I just love these languages. A few days ago I had a conversation about linguistic things with my friend and I told him that I’d like to learn Japanese and French more than the other famous languages like German or Portuguese which are commonly learned by many people from all over the world.

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English

Trdelník is not a swearword

Let’s stay in the Christmassy mood for a while, shall we? During my short visit in the pre-Christmas Czech Republic I couldn’t help but notice that trdelník (together with mulled wine) is becoming an integral part of the Christmas markets. So what is it and where did it come from?

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