Hometown: Bellingham, WA
October 11, 2012
I love the German language, and this Meetup group is the perfect opportunity for me to speak the language and meet new people too!
I have been speaking German for years. I studied it in high school, college and grad school. I would say I'm ALMOST near-native, but ANYONE can use the practice and improvement.
I unfortunately don't drink beer because I am gluten-intolerant. When I was in Germany, all I drank was any kind of helles Weizen. But now, as far as alcohol goes, I only drink either hard cider or white wine. Deal with it. :) When I'm at home, my coffee is Folgers. When I'm out, it's Starbucks.
I lived in Stuttgart for a year while studying at the University of Stuttgart. I also lived in Chiba, Japan for a year while teaching English there.
I have many favorite foreign words, but one of them is definitely 'chiacchierare'. It's the Italian verb 'to chat, chatter or gossip'. Now I don't gossip, but I definitely chat, and I like how this word sounds in Italian.
Ein wunderschoenes Hallo an Euch alle!
Perfekt wie immer!