Originally Posted by germanstampler
Tracie- Thanks for hosting the next round. If there are enough peeps who are willing to send to Germany -counīt me in !!! The period sounds perfect for me and to make it in the same way like this round also.
Linda- Hope you are feeling better today !! AND have fun with your goodies !
Patti- Sounds like a fully house during the holdiays. I hope you find some time to relax. Donīt stress yourself !
Kathy- Happy birthday to your DS. I wish a super fun day at the movie theater !!
Susanne- Some of my friends are from Croatia and if it is to go fast, they speak Croatian. If they yell at the kids too.
Native languages are a good thing. But mostly there are the languages of the parents and not the children. The children of my friends are born and raised in Germany and they did not speak in public. It's a little embarrassing to them.
My girlfriend talks to her daughter in Croatian and she answers in German. Super funny.
This is too funny--why would the kids be embarrassed to speak German in public? I think it is wonderful--it's like they are speaking in secret code around me when I hear someone speaking a different language in Boston (even someone who speaks Spanish in the grocery store locally)...and love how the daughter answers in German when her mom speaks to her in Croatian--is the language like one another or very different?
Funny: Our Stop & Shop Grocery store has automated checkout counters-you have a choice of English or Spanish. The woman's voice sounds a lot like a GPS (giving directions in a car). So, when K and I are bored--we flip it to Spanish and turn up the volume--hysterical!!! Kala is well-versed in Spanish since she has taken the language at school since Kindergarten--I have no idea what the "voice" is saying--just goofy stuff!