Kill the idea that naivety is an unforgivable flaw but cynicism is just wisdom, murder it, chop it up and serve it for dinner, I don’t care, just end this bullshit idea that it’s better to hate than to love and better to rot in miserable bitter resignation than to hope for the best.
This is kind of random but, years before my grandpa passed away, he taught me one phrase in French: “Je mange du riz”.
SO I always like to toss that phrase around because it reminds me of his good humor. Earlier today, lmy sister randomly challenged me to figure out how to say “I eat rice” in as many languages, but I am only allowed to find out through another person/prior knowledge. It’s a weird request but I would appreciate any additions to this, pft. Thanks!
Here’s what I learned so far from a lovely bunch of people.
French: Je mange du riz
Spanish: yo como arroz
Vietnamese: tôi ăn cơm (toi ahng c-uhh-m. This is tonal so… the tone gotta be right)
Tagalog: Kumain ako ng kanin (Koo-mah-een ah-koh… nahng kahneen)
Sundanese: abdi dahar sangu
Russian: ya yem ris (rees)
Indonesian: aku makan nasi
Javanese: aku mangan (ma-gnan) sego
Dutch: Ik eet rijst” (ik eet raist)
Arabic: ana akala arroz
Hebrew: Ahni ohchelet (ohelet) Ohrez
Latin: Edo oryzam
Chinese: 我吃飯, wŏ chī fàn (tonal)
Czech: Ee yeast reezshe
Japanese: Watashi wa gohan o tabemasu/ Rice oh tobewo tabemas
Finnish: syön riisiä (syeon reesiae)
Korean: 저는)밥을 먹어요 or “(jeo neun) bap eul mogoyo
Swedish: Jag äter ris (yahg ahter riss)
Danish: Jeg spiser ris
Norwegian: Jeg spiser ris
German: Ich esse Reis
Italian: Mangio riso
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