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Saturday, October 29, 2011

City of Bloomfield Hills International Editions

Want to read the City of Bloomfield Hills while travelling abroad ? It is easy.  Say for example your are  in Hong kong. Use Google for your search engine and type in English in the search engine box. You will find entries that looks like this頁庫存檔 - 翻譯這個網頁
29 Sep 2011 – It was also acknowledged that the City of Bloomfield Hills has been more generous than most. The commission appointed a committee to meet ...

Note  Chinese letters to at the far right . Click on the ones in purple that and the City Of Bloomfield Hills blog will appear in Chinese. Is that cool or is that cool ?

 Below in Red type you will find in red the names of 25 languages. Click on one or all to read an "International" edition of this blog in that language.

 The question is, is  it good  Chinese or the  awful transliterations you see on airline safety cards the flight attendants want you to read before take off?  Well there is one way to find out. The Bloomfield Hills School System curriculum includes the teaching of eight languages, one of which, American Sign Language which we are unable to produce here. The others are Latin  FrenchGerman Spanish, Arabic,  Chinese (which we have already done) and JapaneseMaybe you or your kid knows one of them.
My German is workable. I am a graduate of the University of Vienna's  prestigious  Deutsche Sprachen Fur Auslander Kurs  and I can prattle on auf deutsche  for hours but my pronouncation would give a native speaker reason to pause and probably a headache. I am however  good at Italian and French movies that get dubbed into German In my opinion the Google German  translation is very good  darn. If there is a problem  it' is  with the author's heavily idiomatic English  and fractured syntax not the translation.

Polish anyone ? Irish  for St.Paddy's Day ? How about  Farsi (Persian, Iran, or Haitian Creole for those snobs who think their French is better than yours. They say  Swahil. is the third  language of Mitt Romeny but no one is sure how well he speaks it. Up for some more? Russian is written in the Cyrillic alphabet.Vietnamese uses the Latin Alphabet However.  There are only seven million people living in Hungary but both the language and the people are known world wide. In Hungarian  as in English there is no gender. It's either "a" book or "the" book. No Der,Die, Das  or Le, La, or Les. And ten more to close out our  25.

  1. Armenian
  2. That is not Hebrew. It's Yiddish
  3. Italian
  4. Iceland
  5. Afrikaans
  6. Albanian
  7. Greek
  8. Indonesia
  9. Turkish
  10. Finnish

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