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Memes, Signs, Tips!

en2 Like everyone else, including our melancholic Mr. Kitty, I love a good meme. Every few days I’ll be posting some favourites I’ve made or/and seen. Some will actually incorporate photos I’ve taken on my travels. If you spot any, check out the next in the series to see if you got it right :-)!  Also, check out If I’ve left any helpful tips below. The memes may be funny but their significance could mean the difference between a great or terrible trip!
es2Como la otra persona, me gustan memes! A veces, voy a publicar mis favoritos: algunos he visto y algunos he hecho. Vas a ver unos fotos de mis viajes. Si tú ves estás fotos, puedes adivinar de donde las tomé. Voy a responder en la próxima entrada de Memes, Signs, & Tips!. También, hay consejos relacionados debajo. Algunos son la diferencia entre un viaje bueno o malo!

 

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Previous Meme Explanations

True Josh Experience: First week in England, and every day until the day I left. Please note that this becomes very annoying when you have to walk up stairs thinking 2nd floor is one flight up!

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Traveling Languages Series Post: J, K, L

If you’re thinking of traveling to other countries, it’s interesting to see the languages officially used there. I’m hoping this series will help you plan which countries to visit to practice, study, or hear a rare language or simply just to know which languages are official in which state.

  •  Jamaica
    • English (official)
  •  Japan
    • Japanese (national)
  •  Jordan
    • Arabic (official)
  •  Kazakhstan
    • Kazakh (national)
    • Russian
  •  Kenya
    • English
    • Swahili (national)
  •  Kiribati
    • English
    • Kiribati (national)
  •  North Korea
    • Korean
  •  South Korea
    • Korean
  • Kosovo
    • Albanian language
    • Serbian language
  •  Kuwait
    • Arabic
  •  Kyrgyzstan
    • Kirghiz (national)
    • Russian
  •  Laos
    • Lao
  •  Latvia
    • Latvian
  •  Lebanon
    • Arabic
    • French
    • Armenian (regional in Bourj Hammoud)
  •  Lesotho
    • English
    • Sotho (national)
  •  Liberia
    • English
  •  Libya
    • Arabic
  •  Liechtenstein
    • German
  •  Lithuania
    • Lithuanian
  •  Luxembourg
    • French
    • German
    • Luxembourgish (national)

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.

Traveling Languages Series Post: S

If you’re thinking of traveling to other countries, it’s interesting to see the languages officially used there. I’m hoping this series will help you plan which countries to visit to practice, study, or hear a rare language or simply just to know which languages are official in which state.

  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • English
  •  Saint Lucia
    • English
  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • English
  •  Samoa
    • English (official)
    • Samoan (national)
  •  San Marino
    • Italian
  •  São Tomé and Príncipe
    • Portuguese
  •  Saudi Arabia
    • Arabic
  •  Senegal
    • French
    • Jola-Fogny (national)
    • Mandinka (national)
    • Pulaar (national)
    • Serer (national)
    • Wolof (national)
  •  Serbia
    • Serbian (statewide)
    • Albanian (in some municipalities in southern Serbia, Preshevo, Bujanovac, Medveđa)
    • Bosniak (in municipalities of Sandzak)
    • Croatian (in Vojvodina)
    • Hungarian (in Vojvodina)
    • Romanian (in Vojvodina)
    • Rusyn (in Vojvodina)
    • Slovak (in Vojvodina)
  •  Seychelles
    • English
    • French
    • Seychellois Creole
  •  Sierra Leone
    • English
  •  Singapore
    • English
    • Chinese
    • Malay
    • Tamil
  •  Slovakia
    • Slovak
  •  Slovenia
    • Slovene (statewide)
    • Hungarian (minority language in Dobrovnik, Hodoš, and Lendava)
    • Italian (minority language in Izola, Koper, and Piran)
    • Croatian (minority language in Metlika, Brežice)
  •  Solomon Islands
    • English
  •  Somalia
    • Somali (national).
    • Arabic
  •  South Africa
    • Afrikaans
    • English
    • Southern Ndebele
    • Northern Sotho
    • Sotho
    • Swazi
    • Tsonga
    • Tswana
    • Venda
    • Xhosa
    • Zulu
(all 11 official, statewide)
  •  Spain
    • Spanish (statewide)
    • Catalan (in the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, and Valencia)
    • Galician (in Galicia)
    • Basque (in Basque Country and Navarre)
    • Asturian (recognized minority language in Asturias)
    • Occitan (in Catalonia)
  •  Sri Lanka
    • Sinhala
    • Tamil
  •  Sudan
    • Arabic
    • English
  •  Suriname
    • Dutch
  •  Swaziland
    • English
    • Swazi
  •  Sweden
    • Swedish
    • Finnish (in Gällivare, Haparanda, Kiruna, Pajala, Övertorneå, and the surrounding areas) (minority language)
    • Meänkieli (in Gällivare, Haparanda, Kiruna, Pajala, Övertorneå, and the surrounding areas) (minority language)
    • Romani (historical minority language)
    • Sami (in Arjeplog, Gällivare, Jokkmokk, Kiruna, and the surrounding areas) (minority language)
    • Yiddish (historical minority language)
    • Swedish Sign Language (minority language)
  •  Switzerland
    • German (in Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden,Obwalden, Saint Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Uri, Valais, Zug, and Zürich)
    • French (in Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais, and Vaud)
    • Italian (in Ticino and Graubünden)
    • Romansh (in Graubünden)
  •  Syria
    • Arabic

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.

Traveling Languages Series Post: M

If you’re thinking of traveling to other countries, it’s interesting to see the languages officially used there. I’m hoping this series will help you plan which countries to visit to practice, study, or hear a rare language or simply just to know which languages are official in which state.

  •  Macedonia
    • Macedonian (statewide)
  •  Madagascar
    • French (official)
    • Malagasy (official and national)
  •  Malawi
    • Chichewa (national)
    • English (official)
  •  Malaysia
    • Malay (national)
    • English (official for some purposes)
  •  Maldives
    • Dhivehi
  •  Mali
    • French
  •  Malta
    • Maltese (national)
    • English
  •  Marshall Islands
    • English
    • Marshallese (national)
  •  Mauritania
    • Arabic (official)
    • French
    • Fula (national)
    • Soninke (national)
    • Wolof (national)
  •  Mauritius
    • English (official)
    • Mauritian Creole
    • French (national)
  •  Mexico
    • No official language nationwide, Spanish is the de facto but not the de jure official language.
  •  Federated States of Micronesia
    • English (statewide except in Kosrae, where it has a constitutionally protected associate status)
    • Chuukese (in Chuuk)
    • Kosraean (in Kosrae)
    • Pohnpeian (in Pohnpei)
    • Ulithian (in Yap)
    • Yapese (in Yap)
  •  Moldova
    • Romanian (statewide)
    • Gagauz (regional language)
    • Russian (regional language)
    • Ukrainian (regional language)
  •  Monaco

    • French
  •  Mongolia
    • Mongolian
  •  Montenegro
    • Montenegrin (national)
    • Albanian (in Ulcinj, along the eastern border with Albania)
    • Bosnian (regional in the north of the country)
    • Croatian (in Tivat, the Bay of Kotor area)
    • Serbian (in Herceg Novi)
  •  Morocco
    • Amazigh
    • Arabic
  •  Mozambique
    • Portuguese
  • Myanmar Myanmar (Burma)
    • Burmese

 

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.

Traveling Languages Series Post: N

If you’re thinking of traveling to other countries, it’s interesting to see the languages officially used there. I’m hoping this series will help you plan which countries to visit to practice, study, or hear a rare language or simply just to know which languages are official in which state.

  •  Namibia

    • English
    • Afrikaans (national language)
    • German (regional language)
    • Oshiwambo (regional language)
  •  Nauru
    • English
    • Nauruan
  •  Nepal
    • Nepali
  •  Netherlands
    • Dutch (de facto, statewide)
    • West Frisian (in Friesland)
    • Limburgish (regional language)
    • Low Saxon (regional language)
    • Papiamento (on Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire)
    • English (on Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba)
  •  New Zealand
    • English is a de facto official language (statewide)
    • Maori (statewide)
    • NZSL (NZ Deaf community)
    • Tokelauan (in Tokelau)
    • Cook Islands Maori (in Cook Islands)
    • Niuean (in Niue)
  •  Nicaragua
    • Spanish
  •  Niger
    • French
    • Hausa (national)
    • Fulfulde (national)
    • Gulmancema (national)
    • Kanuri (national)
    • Zarma (national)
    • Tamasheq (national)
  •  Nigeria
    • English (official)
    • Hausa (national)
    • Yoruba (national)
    • Igbo (national)
  •  Norway (Languages of Norway)
    • Norwegian (statewide) (Bokmål and Nynorsk are the official forms, and municipalities choose between them or a neutral stance)
    • Sami (indigenous language in vast areas from Engerdal to the Russian border, official administrative language in Kautokeino, Karasjok, Gáivuotna – Kåfjord, Nesseby,Porsanger, Tana, Tysfjord, and Snåsa)
    • Kven (national minority language, administrative language in Porsanger)
    • Romani (national minority language)
    • Scandoromani (national minority language)

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.