Mateys, have ye noticed how many lads and lasses be travelin’ over seas recently? Every other person ye talk to is goin’ to France, Germany, Morocco, Spain, Italy. Now, mateys, I be a well-traveled pirate, and let me tell ye something. Seeing the world be all fine and dandy until ye find yerself negotiatin’ trade terms with a Belgium pirate that doesn’t speak a lick o’ English and ye don’t speak a lick o’ Dutch. Now, mateys, I found me self in that situation a couple months back. “I thought to me self, “Captain, how do ye expect to get any loot, if ye can’t speak more than ‘Yo ho, yo ho a pirate’s life for me’ in another language.”
But, I had an solution!
Pronunciator. The site offers comprehensive courses in 80 languages! That’s 79 more languages than I can speak! It offers learning guides complete with quizzes, pronunciation accuracy tests, conversation practices, cultural insights, and tons more. It be a whole college course (or two or three) packed into one handy website. Of course, this all comes at a hefty price…
Well, actually, matey, ye don’t pay anythin’ because yer a member of the Poudre Library District. Just sign up with yer library card number and ye’ll have unlimited access to over 10,000 language exercises. Now that be good treasure if I do say so me self. Oh, and some courses even have an eight week travel prep.
I’ve been on Pronunciator ever since I sailed back from Belgium, so that next time I’ll have the knowledge to form an important trade alliance with those Belgian Pirates.
Belgian Pirate Lingo
Where is the treasure? Waar is de schat?
Let’s set sail. Laten we varen.
Why is the rum always gone? Waarom is de rum altijd gebleven?
How much? Hoe veel?
That is a beautiful ship? Dat is een prachtig schip.
I want more money. Ik wil meer geld.
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me Yo ho, yo ho, het leven van een piraat voor me.
Till next time!