A round up of the best language stories of the week:
1. It's sausage to me.
Germans won’t tell you they don’t care. “They will let you know that “it’s sausage to me” (Das ist mir Wurst). Check out 20 more of the funniest German expressions here.
2. Polyglot starts with 2 words.
I've talked before about the excitement I had and the passion I felt whenever I had an opportunity to learn a few words or phrases in another language. This Harvard student's polyglot journey started with two words.
3. My fellow polyglot, Lina Vasquez
My friend Lina Vasquez is a fellow polyglot who speaks 8 + languages. She's also a language nerd, but she is Lithuanian-Australian and is currently living in Germany. We have so much in common that when I saw this video, I knew we had to be friends.
4. Language shapes how the brain sees time
Linguists Professor Panos Athanasopoulos and Professor Emanuel Bylund explain that bilinguals often go back and forth between their languages consciously and unconsciously. “There is evidence to suggest that mentally going back and forth between different languages on a daily basis confers advantages on the ability to learn and multi-task, and even long-term benefits for mental well-being,”
5. Baka slippers are LIFE
I am totally loving this post from my friends Sarah and Ivan at Royal Croatian Tours on 5 reasons Croatian grannies are cuter than kittens! I am lucky to have a Croatian mother-in-law who is the absolute sweetest and is, of course, always feeding me.
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