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This is what happens when you move to a country without knowing the language

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It’s funny - I come from a very small village with just about 3,000 inhabitants somewhere at the very edge of the Austrian Alps, so you could kind of expect that having lived in 6 different countries and speaking six different languages (and counting) would be exceptional. However, I am by far not the only one – most people here speak at least two or th[...]

How I Benefited From Living in A Non-English Speaking Country

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‘Come ti trovi qui?’ my beautician in Florence asked me, as she casually continued plucking at my brows. A look of what would soon become all-too-familiar-confusion began to cloud my eyes, and I suddenly realized that this was just the tip of the iceberg to understanding how little I knew of the Italian language. I had learnt how to say my name, to as[...]