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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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Phrase: 'I Miss You'

Date Submitted: 18-Jul-2012
From: Patsy Moore
Subject: Phrase: 'I Miss You'
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Notice: A friend recently told me there's a language in which 'I miss you' translates into English as 'I miss your scent'; however, my friend couldn't remember *which* language. I've been digging around for an answer to this mystery, but have had no luck. Are you able to help?