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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Media: Online Chat: North American Editor, OED

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Media Body: Jesse Sheidlower, North American Editor, Oxford English Dictionary
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Issue Number: 14.1474
Date Posted: May 22, 2003

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