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Favourite Things

I’m a big fan of having favourite words.  It keeps things exciting and stops language getting complacent, just in case it can come up with a word that finally knocks “plinth” from its seat of honour in the pantheon of lovely words.   467 more words

Korean Language

Language Learning: Retrieval

The past few weeks I’ve noticed E using words that I’ve never spoken to him. Most are technical terms, names of things we don’t usually use in everyday life. 145 more words


rire & sourire

It occurred to me the other day that sourire (smile) literally means ‘under-laugh’ (sous-rire). Something about that is so lovely.

I looked up the etymology… 357 more words


People Are Worth the Wait

After a hard fought battle, I was finally able to start my German classes on Thursday morning! Thank you for praying because I am pretty sure without it I wouldn’t have made it into a class. 430 more words

Stories Of Ministry

The Cat Does Not Care For Portuguese

Both Teresa (my Portuguese teacher) and I had been away on alternating holiday schedules over the summer, and today was my first lesson in what felt like ages. 174 more words

Language Learning

Hello, It's a Pleasure to Meet You.....Hallo, Het is Leuk je te ontmoetten.

As the name of my blog suggests, I’m a panda and I am disgruntled about a lot of things. I feel as this is the beginning of (a not so epic) journey of opinion, critique and soap-box style monologue from me, I should take the opportunity to properly introduce myself to the  465 more words

Being Disgruntled

Korean Books 1

Ta-da! Several posts ago (maybe it was just two) I mentioned that I used some books to keep up my self-study. You probably recognize one of the books since I talk about it so much, but the other two are newbies. 392 more words

Korean Language