Friesland School Celebrates the European Day of Languages
September 26th is European Day of Languages, and the MFL department are encouraging staff and students across the school to greet each other in different languages. The kitchen staff have also worked really hard to put together a menu to offer lots of food inspired by different European countries. We will have the chance to try Spanish omelette, beef chasseur, Black Forest gateau, potato latkes, pepparkakor, bockwurst and lots more.
In assembly we will be thinking about the different idioms that are used around Europe. For example, in English we talk about taking coals to Newcastle, but where do they talk about selling ice-cream to Eskimos? And in which language do you think they describe a heavy rainstorm as ‘even raining husbands’?
Why not join in with our greetings?
Bom Dia – Portuguese
Hola – Spanish
God dag/ Hej – Swedish/Danish
Guten Tag – German
Bonjour – French
Kalimera – Greek
Madainn mhath (mahteen vah) – Gaelic (Scottish)
Privet – Russian
Buongiorno – Italian