Berlin in the Spring

Berlin will exceed your expectations and shatter your preconceptions. With limited German, I made my way around this city flailing my arms, French, and some Spanish.  While walking through Alexanderplatz, I heard Russian, Farsi, Italian, Dutch, and English being spoken. Try the currywurst and döner.  Don't forget the beer.

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DAY 1: #31DayAspiringPolyglot Challenge – Learning Persian (Fārsī)

It wasn’t until 3:30 PM that I actually decided on a language. I know, I KNOW. I was out until 3 AM ringing in the new year at a casino in Northern California. Did I win? Let’s just say I started the New Year with a bit of a bang!



Noord Holland Part II: Amsterdam

Besides to think that Dutch was merely German’s clog wearing cousin would lead to some serious conversational faux pas. I could only get about three pages in on a flight from Los Angeles to Copenhagen; yet, somehow I was going to learn Dutch by osmosis. It was wishful thinking at best.


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DAY 20: #31DayAspiringPolyglot Challenge – Learning Persian (Fārsī)

پدر و پسری درراه دیدند که تابوتی را میبرند.پسر پرسید: ” کجا میبرند؟ “پدرگفت: ” به جایی که نه غذا هست، نه اب و نه روشنایی!”پسرگفت: ” پس به خانه ما میبرند!! ”  Pedar va pesarey dar râh tâbotey râ dedand ke bordeh meyshod.Pesar porsid, “khojâ meybarand?”Pedar goft, “be jâyee ke na qazâ hast, na […]