A Czech Breeze In Mallorca

In Language, Travel on July 2, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , ,

Today, 1:00 p.m., a general store in S´Illot, Mallorca.

I am buying water and ice tea. The lady behind the counter with whom I so far spoke English or German or some minimum Spanish, suddenly says the price in Czech. When she returns the money from a twenty, she counts in Czech.

How did you know I was Czech?  I asked.

I heard you speak one day, was her response.

You gotta love it. She learned one of the most complicated languages in the world so that she could talk to her customers. To customers, who might well learn some basic Spanish in order to buy some most basic necessities… Hats off to her and other people here for making the extra step…


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