Book Blogger Hop: 8/25/17




Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Have you ever read a book written in a foreign language you might be fluent in, and then read the same book in English?

I'm not fluent in any other languages other than English, so I haven't read a full book in another language. I did take a couple of semesters of German in college so I've read some of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's writings in German. I like side-by-side translations, like this one for The Erlking/Erlkönig. I've read a lot of novels translated into English from other languages. 
  

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  1. Reading a book in another language would be a tremendous feat for me even though I can understand Spanish if it is spoken slowly.

    I was proficient in it in high school. I had a marvelous teacher.

    ENJOY the weekend, and welcome to the Blog Hop.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Blogger Hop

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  2. Yes, side by side translation are super helpful when you are starting out with a language. I love them.

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  3. I need to find some of these side by side translation books! I wish I could read another language, but I'm sadly only able to read and speak English. My years of French class did nothing to help me. I can recognize some major words, but I definitely couldn't read a full novel.

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