A to Z Blogging Challenge: D is for Duck #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge: D is for Duck
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Earlier this year I was inspired by a Twitter challenge (#teacher5adaymflmarch) to spend a few minutes every day using Duolingo. I wasn’t in a position to do the full challenge but I love that it prompted me to try something new, just because and just for me. Since then, I’ve been spending a few minutes every day learning a little Danish and I love it.

I knew this year that I wanted to do the A to Z Blogging Challenge again but time was tight. I finally hit upon the idea that I could combine my Duolingo language challenge with my A to Z Blogging Challenge and I asked Dave if he wanted to jump on board. He did, so every day we’ll be theming our posts with a new word that we’ve learnt during our own particular language journeys.

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A to Z schedule

Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet. When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.

Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z. It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself. The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: D is for Duck

Did you know ducks can read? I was a little perplexed when I came across my Duolingo statement about ducks but maybe I’m not giving the Danish ducks the credit they deserve. Heck, maybe they can do quantum physics!

Denmark flagDonna

Danish = and

Example sentence: Ænderne læser bøgerne (The ducks are reading the books)

 

Germany flagDave

German = Ente

Example sentence: Die Ente trinkt Wasser (The duck is drinking water)

 

A to Z Challenge: D is for Duck

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  1. What a lovely theme!
    Hiya! I’m Shalini and I’m on co-host Pam’s Unconventional Alliance Team.
    Dropping by to say hi and good luck with the challenge!
    Let’s have a rocking April!
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