Atėnė Strazdas Drozdaitė on How to learn 𝕃𝔸ℕ𝔾𝕌𝔸𝔾𝔼𝕊 faster?Interior designer/Survivor/Thinker/Forever learning/ EnthusiastSome time ago
A Funny language fact! I am a polyglot, currently studying and speaking 7 languages 🤪 To spice things up I have invented a new expression - "Katė Tokyo"🐱🗼 ( eng. Cat in Tokyo) instead of "Nieko Tokio", which almost literally means a Cat in Tokyo, if translated to Japanese🤷🏻‍♀️ "Nieko tokio" in Lithuanian (eng. Nothing special, don't worry, it's OK) sounds like neko - 猫 - cat 🐱 in Japanese and Tokyo - 東京 - capital of Japan🗼 Therefore it's literally translated as Cat Tokyo😁 So, if asked what happened today? I would simply say - Katė Tokyo or Cat in Tokyo 《🐱🗼》 and make people laugh! 😁 Of course it almost always must be followed by an explanation, otherwise the whole expression wouldn't even make sense 🤷🏻‍♀️ What are your funny expressions you've invented? 💫 And if you're intrested in an easy way to learn languages, let's talk!👇

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Lina LinkeviciuteLuxury Business and Sales Professional/Theatre Director/Timeless Paintings
Hi Atėnė, excellent insight! I am curious about your tips by learning languages, but I don’t find the talk option for this topic :) what about 20€ for 45 min online talk :)))) ???
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Atėnė Strazdas DrozdaitėInterior designer/Survivor/Thinker/Forever learning/ Enthusiast
Hi 👋 I am glad you liked this one! Sure thing) I have already created an option but it seems like it hasn't appeared yet🤔 I believe we must wait a little before it becomes available 🤗 I can't wait sharing my secrets with you!
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Lina LinkeviciuteLuxury Business and Sales Professional/Theatre Director/Timeless Paintings
Ok yes that’s happened to me as well, I will check later ;)
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Atėnė Strazdas DrozdaitėInterior designer/Survivor/Thinker/Forever learning/ Enthusiast
, I'll keep an eye on it as well🤗
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Rocco ScordellaRestauranteur
Well said. I lived in Paris and learned French,I lived in New York and learned broken up NYC slang now leave in the Silicon Valley and learned a hella good English. To be honest after 15 years in the States I lost a little of my mother language, Italian! Don’t apologize as long as you keep learning something new. New language, new skill or even a new cultural lifestyle like drinking espresso standing up! Ciao
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