German, Language

“Humid” or “gay”?: How one little ‘ü’ can completely change the meaning of a word

I still have a few problems with German. I still get genders of words wrong. I keep stumbling over weird and wonderful idioms I've never heard of before. And there are still words I struggle to say with a decent accent ("angerufen" is one of them... that bloody 'r'!). But there is one particular thing I… Continue reading “Humid” or “gay”?: How one little ‘ü’ can completely change the meaning of a word

Language

Have you ever learnt two languages at once?

This is the first time I've done this kind of blog, in that it's an open question to all of you who read. I'm not sure I've mentioned it in a previous post, but I'm learning Spanish. I'm about level B1 and go to a weekly two-hour course. I started properly learning in September 2013.… Continue reading Have you ever learnt two languages at once?