A Word for Monday – 18 August, 2014

With this summer's activities we haven't taken time for the weekly word.  Moving to a new home, family visits, and preparations for this week's mission team have made for a busy summer break!  But maybe it's about time we started up again... At first, we thought we'd use the Slovak word for "team," since we... Continue Reading →

A Word for Monday – 26 May, 2014

Today's word is appropriate for the day... and it's super easy because the Slovak word sounds very similar to its English equivalent: address   =  adresa  [AH-dress-ah] This is appropriate because two addresses are changing that we feel it's important to tell you about - our HOME ADDRESS and the CONTRIBUTION ADDRESS for all contributions... Continue Reading →

A Word for Monday – 19 May, 2014

Today's word is heard often around our house these days... it's the Slovak word for "box:" krabica [KRAH-beet-sah] Each day we're making quick trips across town to deliver boxes to our new house.  Fortunately it's only about a 15-minute drive, and we will have time to make the move gradually.  We plan to begin living... Continue Reading →

A Word for Monday – 13 January, 2014

English Slovak January január [YAH-noo-ahr] Reminder:  In Slovak you don't have to capitalize the first letter of month and day names! We feel blessed in our language learning that even though there are not many words shared between Slovak and English, that at least the month names are very similar.  In nearby countries (including Czech... Continue Reading →

A Word for Monday – 30 December 2013

It's time to resume our Word for Monday posts with some very appropriate words for this week... English Slovak New Year nový rok [NOH-vee rohk] New Year's Day in Slovak is called "nový rok."  But the day we typically call New Year's Eve has a different name in Slovakia and many European countries. English Slovak... Continue Reading →

A Word for Monday – 9 December, 2013

English Slovak December december [DEH-tsem-bear] Reminder:  In Slovak you don't have to capitalize the first letter of month and day names! And remember that the Slovak word for Christmas is... Vianoce (pronounced [VYAH-no-tseh]) The origin of the word is unclear, though it probably was borrowed from the German word for Christmas, Weinachten.  In case you missed... Continue Reading →

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