What I learnt on my ski trip

What I learnt on my ski trip

Hey there! 


I've just returned from a ski trip in the beautiful Alps, and let me tell you, it wasn't just about hitting the slopes. 

Reflecting on the trip, I have learned some things:

1. How important it is to have a break from the routine.

2. Family holidays are a type of holidays (will delve into that on another post :))

3. Skiing is a spiritual practice about overcoming the fear of falling. It's about embracing the slope, flowing down, understanding the ground quality, how speed sometimes is necessary, and your body needs to be one, like an arrow; otherwise... you know what comes!

4. I want to learn French; this is my next language. Here we go!

If I think of the few French words I know, they are:

"merci," "bonjour," "madame," "monsieur," "café au lait," "d'accord," "comment ça va" – you name it! However, when it came to writing them down, let's just say I found myself in a bit of a linguistic labyrinth.

This does not happen with Spanish. When you learn the vowels and how to connect with the consonants, voilà, you can speak Spanish.

Despite the spelling challenges, I will find a way for that. At the moment, I want to try the basics. I need to confess, I have no idea about the language ( Another blog for this) 

I will do what really worked when learning English: find songs.

But here's the thing – learning a new language isn't always as straightforward as it seems. As someone who thrives on visual learning, I've come to realise that what you see isn't always what you get. French pronunciation, for instance, can be quite the puzzle. That's why I'm eager to explore the world of rhymes in French – because repetition is the name of the game.

So, here's to embracing the unknown, to venturing beyond our comfort zones, and to embarking on this exciting language adventure together. Whether you're a fellow language enthusiast or a curious soul ready to explore the wonders of French, I invite you to join me on this journey.

At the same time,  I will share some tips of learning Spanish! so  if you want to learn some Spanish, stay tunned. 

Let's raise our glasses – or should I say, "à votre santé"? – to new beginnings, to endless possibilities, and to the magic of language.

À bientôt!

Irati

 

 

 

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