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Living in another language

Hélène Rybol is the woman behind the Culture Shock Toolbox, a website for expats and international students – or future ones – and travelers, filled with musings, checklists and mantras. CLEW is happy to feature her musings on living in another language.

So I’ve been thinking about what happened when I started living in another language. Focusing on basics and English, here are a few things that came to mind (by no means an exhaustive list!)

Taken alone, these might seem like small things. But together they affect os on multiple levels. For a fun read on languages check out Through the language glass: why the world looks different in other languages by Guy Deutscher.

 

This article was originally posted here (Culture Shock Toolbox, December 2013)