Word-of-the-Week Wednesday–Bia!

It’s that time of the week again! And yes, I mean that as we move over the hump, people are attending happy hours after work. I often fondly refer to happy hours as HHs, although if you ask a German if they want to go to an HH with you, they will likely be rather confused. (HH=Hansestadt Hamburg…it would be like asking someone to go to NY with you, when really you just want to grab a drink.)

But, I’m not here to talk about German today! I’m here to make you sound smart and worldly at your next HH! If you want to impress some friends (or, ahem, a ladyfriend or manfriend), just tell them that you know how to say “beer” in Vietnamese. Tell them it’s quite simple, really: bia! And if they asked where you learned this, you could either make up a great story about backpacking around Vietnam…or point them here! 🙂

Happy Wednesday and happy HHs!

(Is there a word in a foreign language that you just love? That you can’t get enough of, could say over and over, or you just like its meaning? Share it with us in a comment or email!)

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