Paradiznik: tomato [Slovene]
It has taken me quite a while, but I am slowly adapting to the language here. Take the word above for example. Thanks to my new job I have mastered the word, paradiznik. I love to say it primarily because it sounds cool, but most of the locals just laugh when I say that the only word I can remember in Slovene is tomato. I’m not sure why it has stuck with me, but I don’t think I will ever forget it.
I am picking up little words and phrases as well:
Dober dan: Good day
Dober tek: Enjoy your meal
Hvala: Thank you
This week I asked a local what they would miss most about Slovenia if they were to move, and his answer came as a surprise to me. He said that out of everything in Slovenia, the beautiful landscapes, great food, amazing architecture, he would miss the language the most. I loved that answer!
I know that Slovene isn’t a very useful language back home, but there is something about it that really just makes me want to learn it. So while I’m here I am going to try! This week I’m learning how to count, ena, dva, tri, stiri, pet…