The Girl in the (Expat) Bubble: The Best Kept Secret of a Broad Abroad

You would think that after nearly four years in a country my day-to-day exposure to the language would render me fluent enough to understand, say... a television commercial. You would be wrong. I tried the other night: not a single Danish word penetrated my mono-linguistic brain. As someone living in a country not your own,... Continue Reading →

Sign Language

In November, I published a post called Lost in Translation which paid homage to the quirky, often head-scratching signs I have spotted in Denmark and surrounds.  My family is in on the game now, and even some friends, who e-mail me snapshots of confusing, humorous, or just downright weird signs.  In a spoken language that doesn't pronounce... Continue Reading →

I say tomato, He says tomahto

My kids got a bit shafted on the mother tongue front.  Although they have dual citizenship, both my husband and I hail from English-speaking backgrounds.  He speaks raisonnable French, enough to roughly translate the menu as "something beef with something something red sauce".  I can carry on a basic conversation en español después de dos o tres... Continue Reading →

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