Last month, my Dad messaged me to let me know that one of his favorite radio programs, Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie, was hosting an episode on languages.
In a moment of true serendipity, after finishing teaching my morning lessons, I read my Dad's text message, found the phone number and dialed multiple times until I got through.
Getting on the Radio
As I listened to the others describing their experiences with other languages, my heart filled with joy knowing that I had to make it on this program before it ended.
Luck was on my side - and the timing was right.
I spoke to the screener and we bonded over Eastern European customs. When he heard my background and the number of languages I speak, he said he would try to get me on and to wait until I heard my name.
Save the Best for Last
Just as the program was about to conclude, they decided to go to one more caller.
Take a listen below and hear me as the last guest of the day answering the question, "How Many Languages Do You Speak?"
Shout out to Tatus
I'm so grateful my Dad was able to listen live and record this sound clip.
It absolutely made both his and my day/week/month.
The full episode is available to stream directly here.
Take 2 with Jerry & Debbie
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Learning how to say the Molitva Gospodnja (Lord's Prayer) also known as "Oče naš" in Croatian was a necessity for me when I began traveling to Croatia.
Whether you are going to a mass while you are on holiday in Croatia or you are attending a wedding, funeral, or other church service, you'll want to feel like you're able to participate.
Learn how to pray in Croatian by saying Our Father in Croatian:
Gegrüßet seist du, Maria, voll der Gnade,
der Herr ist mit dir.
Du bist gebenedeit unter den Frauen,
und gebenedeit ist die Frucht deines Leibes, Jesus.
Heilige Maria, Mutter Gottes,
bitte für uns Sünder jetzt und in der Stunde unseres Todes.
Whenever I travel, I like to adapt to the environment that I am in. I try to learn a few key phrases in the native language.
I try to learn a few prayers which come in handy when you are going to mass in another country.
Be it for a family gathering, a wedding, or even a funeral, praying in another language is amazing. It feels deeply spiritual and connects you with the people who came before us.
In case you missed it, here is the Lord's Prayer (Our Father) in German.
Here is how to offer a sign of peace in German for a Catholic mass:
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