Wednesday, 23 September 2009

What will you be doing for the European Day of Languages?

September 26 is the European Day of Languages. The Council of Europe which launched the day in 2001 has a EDL websites which has some fun features: a language fun section including language "treasures" list of words which are wonderful in various languages but difficult to translate. Apparently the word that has been most submitted to this section is the Portuguese word "soudade" meaning longing, missing - the only real translation for that is I suspect the German word "Sehnsucht". Anyway go to the site for a quiz and for other ideas about how to celebrate the day.