The best way to learn Slovene or any language is to use it as often as possible. Watching TV, reading newspapers and listening to the radio are all great methods of practise!
My in-laws love to watch sports. Just the other day, while watching Ski Jumping, the commentator was referring to a Canadian athlete by saying:
- čez (veliko) lužo – across the (big) pond
When I heard it, I found it quite funny, because the first thought that came into my mind was the ocean – which turn out to be correct!
The Atlantic ocean is indeed a very very very big pond 😛 The expression is usually used to refer to the United States, but it can also be used for anywhere in America.
I am from Canada, therefore, prihajam čez lužo!
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We say “across the pond,” to mean North America, in England too. When they report about Britain on Slovenian news, I notice that they always say “na otoku” (on the island).
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That’s interesting! I didn’t know that it is also used in English, thanks for sharing 🙂