Thursday, 30 October 2014
One Night Abroad with Smartling.com
Today I would like to introduce you to Smartling.com, a translation software platform that has put the entire translation workflow in the cloud.
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They asked me what my ideal night out in a foreign country would consist of.
As I've just moved from Germany to Australia I'll of course tell you what a perfect night out here in Perth would be like for me.
Adapting to a new language can be hard, even if it's the world language English. I've been learning English for over one decade now and speak it fluently, however I've never learned Australian English at school or university. The Australians have their own slang and like to abbreviate words as much as possible. They say brekky instead of breakfast, arvo instead of afternoon, barbie instead of barbecue and they throw in their beloved filler word "ay" a lot. Getting to know the Aussie slang will work best if you spend a night out with Australians of course!
And here is what my ideal night in Australia would consist of:
It would definitely have to be a barbecue party because I heard it's one the Aussie's favourite things to do. As this is an outdoor activity, I would wear my colourful breezy dress and the obligatory hat against the sun. A statement necklace as a little eyecatcher and flat shoes to feel comfortable.
Some cool beers would probably go along with the food and loosen the tongue to practice the newly learned Aussie slang words among the native speakers.
If got stuck and weren't able to remember a certain word in such a situation I would simply use Smartling's
What about you guys? If you could spend one night abroad where would you go, what would you do, wear and eat?
Thank you Smartling.com, that was a fun post to write!
Happy Thursday everyone!