My name is Anna.
I am passionate about learning foreign languages and visiting new places.
Being from the multicultural city of Montreal makes me fluent in both French and English. Having Chinese roots also makes me fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese dialects). Sometimes, I’m not even sure which language is my best.
So, why am I writing this blog?
Like a lot of people who moved to SLOVEnia, I came because of Love ❤ .
I was in a long distance relationship with a Slovenian for many years. In 2013, I made a big decision and moved across the Atlantic ocean to be with him – now, we are happily married and blessed with three kids! 🙂
Before my big move, I’ve visited Slovenia a few times. And I thought that Slovenia was quite similar to Canada. They share likeness in the beautiful and natural landscape, the feeling of peacefulness and safety as well as friendly people.
After moving abroad, I’ve realized how actually different Slovenia is to Canada. Every day, I learn something new about the traditions, cultures, foods and much more. I also love to be able to discover the different and beautiful unique landscape of Slovenia.
Every day I discover something new about Slovenia and it’s an amazing feeling!
At my arrival, I had zero knowledge of Slovene, except a few basics. Unfortunately, not all Slovenians know how to speak English. That’s when I realized that I needed to learn Slovene!
I enrolled myself in a 3 months of intensive tečaj – course, at the Centre for Slovene as a second/foreign language. The teachers were so fantastic that I attended another course in 2015. Then things got a little busy and I was finally able to attend a third course (online) in 2021.
Learning Slovene is not easy. The grammar is even more complex than French. That’s one of the reason why I’ve decided to share what I’ve learnt so far with anyone who wants to learn Slovene. I’m not perfect at all, but I’m willing to help! 😉
Writing a blog is also a very nice and easy way to keep in touch with my family and friends.
As I’ve often said, with the current technology, distance shouldn’t be a problem anymore!
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Good luck on your new adventures! Can’t wait to learn more about Slovenia 🙂
Thanks for the comment and wishes!
Make sure to read my blog whenever you have time 🙂
(Will post photos in the Photography section eventually!)
Great blog. I’m finding it difficult to obtain the Piko Factory Outlet address, also the address for Brodi slippers. Any clues please!
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It is my pleasure to help you out!
The Peko’s Factory Outlet – Peko, Tovarna Obutve, D.D. address is : Cesta Ste Marie aux Mines 5, 4290 Tržič. If you are coming from highway, follow Ste Marie aux Mines, you will see on your right side: Spar, then Hofer and the Peko Outlet is after, and if you see Mercator, you went too far. (Sometimes, there are sales!)
The Brodi Shop – Čevljarstvo brodi, Marko Brodar s.p is more tricky to find. The address is Za Mošenikom 9, 4290 Trzic. It is near the Zdravstveni dom, we usually drive to the parking near the water course, park there and walk across the tiny bridge to Brodi. (They can make custom slippers in 1-2 days!)
I hope I was able to help you 🙂
Thank you! My mother originally came from Trzic, she moved to Australia and never went back, so I’m completing the circle. Seems like the two places would be good for practical souvenirs.
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I just came across your blog. I am from the Philippines and now living here in Slovenia (married to my Slovenian husband). I am also attending tećaj for 5 months now. I had a classmate from China also and she live in Kamnik. How about you? Hope to hear from you.
Hello Jeremy! I can totally relate to you! I’m from Canada and now living n Slovenia, as well, and preparing my wedding! I just finished my 2nd 3 months tečaj yesterday! How are you class doing? If you need help with grammar, maybe I can help you 🙂
Thanks for your quick response. COngrats in advance for your wedding! When is the date? I will finish my 2nd tećaj in 2 weeks. Classes has been great but I know it will take time for me since Slovenian is such a hard language. DO you live in the center?
Thanks, we are not sure about the exact date yet. And yes, learning slovene (like an other languages) will take time 🙂 but with determination and effort, I’m sure we can achieve it!
I don’t live in the Center, i’m more north, near Tržič!
zivijo, Anna. is your youtube page still active? I’m also learning slovene. I’m currently struggling with the grammar. I’ve been looking for tutorials but yours is the most perfect one. i hope you’ll continue teaching learning the language in the future. looking forward :). hvala lepa.
I’m glad to know that my website helps you learn Slovene, it does have a tricky grammar! Unfortunately, I haven’t got the time to upload much on my youtube channel yet (still under construction!). For know, you can check out my other “lessons” under “Learn Slovene” or feel free to contact me and I will gladly help you with the grammar as much as I can 😉
I’m Jiwon, from S.Korea.
wow. you have amazing blog!!!
Perfect for learning sloven as a beginner!!
I was so moved right now and had to write a comment 😉
I’m excited to learn slovene now hehe:)
Hey Anna, hope to be friends:)))
Hi Jiwon! I’m glad that you like my blog and find it useful 🙂 I’m also happy that you took the time to leave a nice comment! And yes, let’s be friend!
hi there would you help to learn slovenian
I do hope that my blog posts help you. If you have any specific questions or need guiding, please contact me via email!
Hello Ana! I am also Ana, also a beginner in learning slovenian, and I love your blog 😀
Hey Ana! I’m glad you like my blog, I hope my posts will help you in your learning journey! 🙂
Thank you for making this friendly, useful and very interesting blog. I am definitely learning a lot through this blog.
Thank you so much Ana
Hey Samar, I’m happy that you like my blog and find it helpful! 🙂
Itis amazing…. Thank you very much for these efforts.
Actually I need to learn slovene, my wife is slovenien and I lived in slovenia fir one year only, but now I live and work in Dubai, so I am looking to learn from a distance….. Because I loved slovenia and in the future I will go back there.
Thank u very much 🤗
That’s awesome, Osama. I’m glad that you like my blog. I’m sure your wife is quite happy that you’re willing to learn Slovene! It’s not easy, but with practice and determination, it is doable!
Ni hao! I’m half-Slovenian, but have studied Mandarin & French more than my heritage language of Slovenian. I’m putting in the effort now, and have really appreciated your online information. Hvala lepa!
Hey Sarah! I’m glad that you like my blog! And it’s never to late to get familiar with your Slovenian heritage 🙂