Each Wednesday, we’ll try to post a word or phrase in one of our new languages (Slovak and Romani) that will give you a glimpse into the place we’re living.
Since we haven’t done these in a while, today’s words are culled from our list of “favorite new words” we’re learning. We mostly like these because of how fun they are to say!
SLOVAK: čučoriedka [CHEW-chore-ee-et-ka] *
MEANING: This is the word for “blueberry.” Not only is the word fun to say, it’s also one of our favorite ice cream flavors. Ice cream is popular here – you could almost say it’s a national pastime. One scoop in a regular-ol’ crunchy cone is .40 €, or about $0.50. It’s the perfect size for a quick pick-me-up, and the flavors are delicious! (mostly)
SLOVAK: tučniak [TOOCH-nee-ahk] *
MEANING: Penguin. Both the animal AND the word are fun. They have penguins in the Kosice zoo! They must have a blast in the wintertime…
* In Slovak, emphasis always falls on the first syllable.