My favourite English word

I had a favorite word in the English language. This is “douchebag

I remembered my favorite word in Georgian, “bidjo” which translates roughly as prick, with a slightly insulting tone.

And there’s a cool jewish word “shlimazl” meaning approximately the same as the previous one.

In many languages the word “asshole” is very beautiful.

Local language

What phrases you should know in foreign country?

  1. Thank you
  2. Excuse me
  3. Hello (not really necessary)
  4. How much? (only if you know numerals but it’s really useful in this case)
  5. Do you have …?
  6. Where is …?
  7. Sorry

I hope it’s full list.

In case of Turkey this list is

  1. Teshekur ederim
  2. Affedersin
  3. Merhaba
  4. Ne kadar?
  5. Var …?
  6. Nerede …?
  7. Pardon

Say my name

Shop assistants in Starbucks always ask your name again. In 90% of cases. I don’t know why.

I usually say the name which is local and sonorous, without any voiceless sounds.

Last time it was “Ramzan”. Anyway he asked again, asshole.

“-Ramazan???” Write at least something and climb out of my ass, bitch.

I hate telling information about myself to strangers.

The same thing with “country-you-are-from”. Turks are very collant in terms of this. This can be only one question you know but this asshole gotta ask you where you are come from.

I usually just ignore this question but when it’s impossible I answer “Estonia”.

Reply is usually ” Oh…Estonia”. Without further ado.

[Уэ]

У поляков есть буква Л

Ток произносится она нифига не как Л, а как английская W. [Уэ].

Вспомнил себя до 20 лет, у меня никак не получалось выговаривать твердую букву Л, у меня она получалась как [Вэ].

Sofia, Bulgaria

En route to Sofia on the train, I caught my death of cold and the next day I was lying up in bed. It was terrible. I was frozen, I had a runny nose, my throat ached, I had a splitting headache. 24 hours I spent in the bed with breaks only for bathroom and drink some hot milk.

The next day I felt better and went to see Sofia.

There are huge pedestrian subways here.

The city has mountains on background.

is basement stores, in order to buy something here you have to squat down to the window.

There are lots of stores which sell fresh juice of different fruits and veggies. Unfortunately they didn’t accept bank cards and I didn’t try it.

Upon arrival to Sofia I changed 10 euro to Bulgarian currency then I just bought 10 dollars. The difference was exactly the amount required to purchase a tram ticket.

I needed some vitamins and I went to closer grocery store to buy some fruits. They have very good German supermarkets Lidl (Bulgaria is in EU).

I bought some oranges, apples and peaches and sat on the bench next to some book fair.

Also Bulgarians have grocery stores with Russian goods,there is whole chain of stores “Beriozka” (gentle form of word “birch”).

There are also lots of buffets, like in Russia. This kind of buffet represents cafe where you take a tray and go around the circle picking up dishes which you want and then go to the cashier to pay.

Sofia is beautiful city. I enjoyed myself here, despite that I lay down the whole day in bed the day before.

Interesting feature of Bulgarian language is the word NA. It is analogue of English word OF. They use it for construction of genitive case. In other Slavic languages I’ve seen there is changing the form of word.

The weather here this day was pretty warm, definitely warmer than in Belgrade.

I definitely wanna come here some time again.