Multidiom #9: The world is like a hanky… or a little village.
2013 / Auf Deutsch / Français / June 2013 / Multidioms

Multidiom #9: The world is like a hanky… or a little village.

Talking the other day with one of my flat-mates, I discovered that we, Spanish-speaking people, are the only ones that compare the world with a handkerchief to say that it’s a small world. French and German say either ‘it’s a small world’ or compare it with a little village. But French has a more poetic … Continue reading

La guinda (que corona) el pastel (‘Multidiom’ #3)
2013 / April 2013 / Auf Deutsch / Français / Multidioms

La guinda (que corona) el pastel (‘Multidiom’ #3)

Spring finally seems to have decided to arrive, so, why don’t we enjoy some sweet treat? Some tea and cake? 😉 As a curiosity, the German version could be also ‘Die Krönung des Ganzen’, but I find it easier, more beautiful and shorter ‘Als Krönung’. Economy of the language, guys! And I was looking forward … Continue reading

Break a leg! (‘Multidiom’ #2)
2013 / April 2013 / Auf Deutsch / Français / Multidioms

Break a leg! (‘Multidiom’ #2)

Estos días, con entrevistas de trabajo, asistencia a ferias de empleo y lecturas, me han dicho esto varias veces. Siempre me hizo gracia la expresión en inglés, pues la historia detrás de la escatológica frase española la conocía, y de hecho es la misma que la de la frase francesa, como nos cuenta Wikipedia [ES]. Pero, … Continue reading

Das ist nicht mein Bier (‘Multidiom’ #1)
2013 / Auf Deutsch / Français / March 2013 / Multidioms

Das ist nicht mein Bier (‘Multidiom’ #1)

I re-started to study German a short time ago. I love the language. And I missed it. The funny and interesting thing for us language-freaks is to see how a language is taught in different countries and for natives of different languages. For example, my German teacher in London gets a bit frustrated sometimes when … Continue reading