Today in “German compounds made easy” we have the Glühbirne, because who needs lightbulbs when you can have glowing pears?
Recent pop-science articles have been claiming that alcohol does improve your foreign language skills. Well, I have news for you. Alcohol does not improve your foreign language skills, it merely increases GABA production in your brain, which lowers your inhibitions and makes you more
obnoxious confident but less coherent.
Lately I’ve taken a few trips down memory lane trying to figure out where my passion for languages originated. How did it all start? Born in Andalusia, my first interactions with non-Spaniards took place whenever my family would go camping along the Portuguese coast during the summer holidays.
Boy: What’s your name?
Me: Mom, he speaks funny Spanish.