Made a new Korean friend online today and we are both Christian and were attempting to have a conversation about a Christian book in Korean. Well my Korean conversation skills are basic and her english is basic. We both were getting confused but guess what? New Korean friend lives in Latin America and speaks spanish fluently. I myself am basically fluent, so we ended up having our conversation in Spanish instead of either of our native languages. Moral of the story is you never know when your 2nd 3rd or 5th language may come in handy. So keep learning my friends
Shiro and Lance meeting in a big city far from their home countries (Japan and Cuba) and they decide to navigate this new environment together and along the way they fall in love.
-Imagine them picking restaurants and Shiro gets irritared because he doesn’t like Sushi and that’s most of all there is and Cuban restaurants aren’t actually abundant where there isn’t a large Caribbean community so they just say “fuck it” and go eat burgers instead. They end up finding this ma and pa burger joint they adore.
- Shiro is bilingual (japanese and english) but Lance is multilingual. It’s actually why they became friends in the first place. Shiro muttered to himself in Japanese after this guy pissed him off and he heard someone laughing and when he looked Lance was staring at him and responded in Shiro’s native tongue. It took Shiro by surprise but he was glad someone understood him. Lance thinks its cute when Shiro switches between or crosses the languages. Shiro rolls his eyes whenever Lance comments on his “japanglish” as he calls it.
“Get it, Kashi? I speak spanglish. You speak japanglish. Let’s get together and make jaspanglish.”
That earns him another eyeroll and a pillow to the face.
But Lance does do it. He’ll be talking on thw phone with his mom in spanish and commenting to Shiro in either Japanese or English until eventually he’s jumping between the three where it makes sense and where it doesn’t. It makes Shiro laugh but he enjoys the fact that he gets to kiss Lance so hard he forgets how to speak any of the languages under his belt which include english, spanish, japanese, gaelic, korean, norwegian, yoruba, russian, latin, greek and arabic. He doesn’t know how Lance did it and still does it. He’s still not sure what Lance’s job is that he has to know so many languages. There’s books on hindi and hebrew, Lance’s newest languages to learn, scattered around their house. Eventually he does find out Lance’s job. He’s a curator at a museum . Despite that you’d need to be not just dedicated and at least somewhat of a nerd to learn that many languages in the first place, Shiro is still surprised.
- They cook together and it’s hilarious. Sometimes they learn from eachother and other times is a battle. They disagree on how to make rice. The seasonings they cook with are completely different. So they throw something in when the other person isn’t looking. Sometimes they just look at eachother before even stepping foot in the kitchen and agree to just order a pizza so they can chill on the couch.
-shiro secretly started learning spanish and gaelic since those are Lance’s first two languages (he grew up in Cuba but his dad is half Scottish so his grandpa spoke gaelic to him). When Shiro finally surprises him ny speaking them to Lance his reaction is priceless and well worth the hard months of learning. It really gave Shiro perspective, too. It takes a lot to learn languages and Lance knows so many. It really made him respect it so much more.
- their wedding is a mish mash of different things from both sides but its them and it works.
-shiro’s mom loves Lance and will facetime just to say hi to Lance. Shiro sometimes gets miffed but he knows his mom is just being supportive in her own way.
I’m a down to earth type-a-gal. I have two dogs, two cats and a budgie. I’ve always had a fascination with the occult and UFO’s, mostly all I ever talk about honestly, aside from tv shows and sunsets. I love exploring, solving puzzles, into astrology, reading, taking photographs, play video games (Xbox 360), I’m currently obsessed with undiscovered indie artists. I’m bisexual, no one aside from my close friends and family know, I’m kinda proud I’m putting it out there anonymously to a lot of Tumblr users, It feels like a small yet huge accomplishment. I speak English, Spanish, some French and Portuguese. I’m currently learning Latin and Korean. I love to travel, I plan to see the world before I pass on. I collect plants, crystals, jean jackets and dad hats.
Preferences: I would honestly love to talk to people from ages 15-25, I don’t really mind. I’m very open minded and would love to meet energies alike
After a couple of hours, the list of every religion/tradition on this blog has been edited and reorganized alphabetically and geographically (excluding Abrahamic & Dharmic religions). If you have any corrections or would like to see a tradition that is not listed here, please feel free to ask! (And if it’s a correction, please be polite.)
hi! i’m molly and i’m 15, turning 16 in december. i’m a junior in high school and i’m interested in a pen pal because i want to meet people around the world! i live in connecticut close to NYC an my interests are: -ancient rome (i take latin in school!) -musicals (my favorite is book of mormon) -languages (i speak english and french and i’m learning korean) -politics (but we don’t have to discuss it if you’re not into that) -history but selectively -pride and prejudice -drawing -my favorite tv show is parks and rec and i also like the office and various shows on food network -one day i want to either work at the united nations or be in the house of representatives
Preferences: age range: 15-17 i’d like to communicate online through skype or email
It shitty that people have preconceived ideas about what certain ethnicities look like. People rarely know that I’m Latino because I’m mixed. Though it’s usually more comfortable for me to be around Latinx people and culture, I’m usually just labeled as Asian. Mixed probs, I guess.
i’ve just made this langblr so i can keep track of my progress in my languages studies~!
so, i’m delphine, i’m 16, and i speak english and mandarin fluently. my target languages are french, latin and korean, and aside from languages, i love exo and listen to blackpink, akmu, some bts, rv, snsd…
i’ll be posting vocab lists i guess, and grammar checkpoints, mostly so i can remember those tricky rules… and maybe and hopefully, they’ll help you too? i’d love to get to know you guys, and if there are any willing native french speakers out there, please practise with me — send me a message anytime!
Hello ! my name is Junie and im 17 years old. I love tv shows, music and the arts ! I’m currently learning korean, old latin and going to start up japanese soon ! Im not very picky about penpals I just hope youre kind and enjoy talking to me ?? haha
Preferences: we can talk online or snail mail i think both have their benefits ! snail mail sounds really cool though honestly (id love to try it out) my only requirement is that you not be over the age of 25 and that we have similar interests (specifically if youre learning and or speak any of the languages specified) !!
Chayote is NOT originally from Korea. In fact, I’ve never seen it when I used to live there. But it is a common vegetable in latin America and you can find them in most ethnic/ asian markets in United States. It kind of looks like a deformed melon/apple/pear that I never thought of eating it until my mom’s friend gave us a jar of chayote pickle that she had made. Next thing we knew, we were pickling a whole box of this stuff because it was the best pickle ever!!
The recipe can vary depending on how spicy you want it to be. If you don’t like spicy food, you can eliminate Jalapeno pepper and just put more chayote or onions in. Experiment and find the right ratio that you like the best, but the soy sauce and vinegar should stay the same to make it a pickle.