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Re: Iam from country X, ask me anything!

Post by -Ninetails- » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:49 am

@Fhant

Do you fear global warming and that the Netherlands will be washed away by the sea?

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Post by Fhant » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:56 am

-Ninetails- wrote:Do you fear global warming and that the Netherlands will be washed away by the sea?
Since the Netherlands are placed lower than sea level, I am confident that the dykes will hold, given that there is still continuous watch on the quality of them.
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Post by Evangeline Mcdowell » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:52 am

What was that about a boy finding a leak in the dike and sticking his finger in it to prevent a flood Fhant?

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Post by Fhant » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:25 am

American written story about a "Dutch" boy and doing that. It's American folklore and it became a story that someone actually did it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Brink ... ver_Skates

We have other folklore like the Buckriders.
It's an awesome story

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckriders
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Post by RockRabbit » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:38 am

k, let me try this too~! =D
I'm from Bulgaria, ask me anything!
also, that's in Europe, not Africa; thank! :lol:
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Post by Fhant » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:12 am

Okay Rock, I always under the impression that Bulgaria only had Goulash as traditional food. Could you share us some traditional Bulgarian dishes (possibly with recepies)?
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Post by Tensa » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:26 pm

*eye twitch*
Fhant, that's a Hungarian traditional dish. I should throw ice cold water over you during Easter. Alas, you're not a woman. As such, this tradition does not apply to you.

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Post by Aizawa » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:04 pm

I'm from America. .. but I used to live in Finland at one point. Feel free to ask about the good 'ol USA.
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Post by Crimson_Camelia » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:27 pm

@Tensa You are talking about Hungarian tradition right now, right? Because, as far as I remember Romanians don't throw water on girls in Easter Monday? Or maybe I forgot about something...

Ah, Rabbit... I remember one of my lecturers (notabene, sworn translator to Bulgarian) mentioned something about Bulgarian having two dialects used in different parts of country, but didn't continue this topic. Will you be able to tell me something more about it? (^^)


Since I joined this topic already... I am from Poland, is there something you would like to know?

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Post by Deia » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:56 pm

Crimson-san, Is there snowing?

I'm from Italy, is there something you want to know?
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Post by Crimson_Camelia » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:40 pm

Yup, from few days it is snowing there, and for the first time since beginning of winter the snow survived more than two days ^^;

I may be wrong about that, but I think I once heard that Italians consider as blasphemy eating pizza with ketchup? Or maybe it was about eating pizza with fork and knife? I am not sure anymore, but is any of those options true?

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Post by Deia » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:48 pm

If I'm not wrong, the second one should be correct.
But now days, we all eat it 'modernly', grabbing pizza with tissue or papers. (^___^)
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Post by Sara » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:55 pm

Camelia, tell me name of the most traditional song in Poland?

Or, would you like to become my love----*shoots*

Oh, also, answering to David's questions:
I actually travel a lot during holidays, and I did travel from on to other end of Russia. I live in Asian part, though, from European part, I stayed few days in Moscow only. Others, I just "passed" them. (I travel to other countries, mostly Canada and Greece)

Russian breakfast? Ohoho!
Well, in Russia, you shouldn't expect some traditional meals for breakfast. Sandwich is very common for breakfast here, and we Russians love salami-style sausage. Rye bread and butter? Yes please!
Yeah....
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Post by Tensa » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:08 pm

Crimson_Camelia wrote:@Tensa You are talking about Hungarian tradition right now, right? Because, as far as I remember Romanians don't throw water on girls in Easter Monday? Or maybe I forgot about something...
It's an old tradition that is still kept in some villages from Hungary. On the day of Easter, men wash women in buckets of water.
Today, it's simply traditional to just spray women with perfume.
Funny, I still remember the simplest poem for it.
Yes, you have to recite a poem beforehand.
The simplest one goes like this (which I've learned, and still remember, and it's just the first verse of the actual poem):
Zold erdoben jartam,
Kek ibolyat lattam.
El akart hervadni,
Meg szabad-e locsolni?
As far as the translation goes:
I was roaming through a green forest,
I spotted a blue violet.
It wanted to wilt away,
May I water it?
Of course, this tradition, like many others, symbolizes 'fertilization'.

@Deia: Too many Romanians in Italy, ain't there?
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Post by Deia » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:00 am

Tensa wrote: @Deia: Too many Romanians in Italy, ain't there?
Hmm... Maybe not 'to many'... but yes, here are Romanians. I know a few near my place, they are really good people! (I especially I think that, because my best friend is from Romania, tough...)
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