I’ve finally filled out my About page!
To celebrate this event of utmost importance (cough), I found it à propos to give a bit of insight on how I manage to live through so many interests and activities.
To clarify first, here is what I don’t do:
- Bend time and space (OK maybe sometimes)
So um, let’s call this little hiatus of posting an Olympic break, shall we?
Talking about Olympics, it was a pretty amazing event. Even more so, I think, from a Canadian perspective! (Yea I’m biased, so what?) – 14 Gold Medals, are you kidding me?! And 26 medals total! Congratulations to ALL the canadian Olympic athletes.
One special mention, of course, to Joannie Rochette and her hard-earned Bronze Medal in Figure Skating. In case you’ve been living under a rock or gone at a trip to Mars, you probably heard about her tragic loss and how she overcame it, STILL going out there and giving her best. TWICE.
She was an inspiration to all of us, and a brilliant example of relentlessness. (I like that word, “relentlessness”. Sounds smart, doesn’t it?)
So, how can we use this inspiration and become just as relentless? Here are a few tips:
As the latest challenge posted to me applies to a special timeframe (Valentine’s Day) and given that I decided to accept it even if it therefore sets a time limit, I figured I should get started as soon as possible on getting these 14 translations.
Without further ado, here’s the list!
French: “Tu es belle”Polish: “jesteś bardzo ładny”; phon.: “yestesh bardzo whad-na”Mandarin: 您很漂亮 ; pinyin: “nín hěn piào liang”Japanese: “anata wa utsukushii desu”Spanish: “Eres Hermosa”Maori (New Zealand): “koe ātaahua”Innu-aimun (Inuit): “minushkueu”Russian: “Ты такая красивая”; phon.: “Ti krasIvaya”Swedish: “Du är vacker”; phon.: “Dew air vuh-kerr”Portuguese: “Você é linda.”Swahili: “U ni mrembo”Arabic: أنت جميلة ; phon.: “anti jamila”Italian: “Sei bellisima”English: “You’re beautiful”
Note: There is no official country in Antarctica, and thus no official language. I’ve read about some old language called “bus”, but couldn’t find any reference to it whatsoever.
I will need to practice pronunciation, some of them being tricky.
This brings me to the topic I’d like to touch today: tongues!… err, languages, yes.