A to Z Blogging Challenge: Q is for Question #atozchallenge

A to Z Blogging Challenge: Q is for Question
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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: Q is for Question

My question to myself was ‘What on earth can I do for Q?’ until I realised that the answer was within the question. Or rather the answer was the question, if you will. This has to be one of my favourite Danish words so far. I’m not really sure why it is so appealing but both visually and aurally, it just works for me. It ranks right alongside such German favourites as Insel and jeden.

Denmark flagDonna

Danish = spørgsmål

Example sentence: Han har et spørgsmål (He has a question)

 

Germany flagDave

German = Frage

Example sentence: Ich habe eine Frage (I have a question)

 

A to Z Blogging Challenge: Q is for Question

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