I’ve done it in Arabic, Lao, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. I gained language functionality in these foreign tongues with minimal, yet consistent, easy effort. Being functional is not conversational. Functionality is using practical words for typical situations. Here we’re reminded to
How to learn chunks of words in foreign languages.
The wide sidewalks, yet long blocks make Danang a pleasant alternative to Hanoi’s cluttered streets and practically endless buzzing traffic. Hanoi’s Old Quarter thrives in organized chaos while Danang seems to prosper without this potentially-perceived pandemonium. Danang has a wide, luxuriously-long, soft-sandy beach.
After virtual teleportation up and across the grand globe, and finally touching down in Southeast Asia’s humongous hub of Bangkok, I was unsurprisingly bombarded with the Thai language. Bangkok is a city of around 15 million where there is no shortage of being
If I travel to England or Ireland and look at the signs and names around me, I can often remember something without giving it much, if any thought. Because these are the same names or labels that I grew up with in Massachusetts.