A to Z Blogging Challenge: S is for Soup #atozchallenge

A to Z Blogging Challenge: S is for Soup
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Earlier this year I was inspired by a Twitter challenge (#teacher5adaymflmarch) to spend a few minutes every day using Duolingo. I wasn’t in a position to do the full challenge but I love that it prompted me to try something new, just because and just for me. Since then, I’ve been spending a few minutes every day learning a little Danish and I love it.

I knew this year that I wanted to do the A to Z Blogging Challenge again but time was tight. I finally hit upon the idea that I could combine my Duolingo language challenge with my A to Z Blogging Challenge and I asked Dave if he wanted to jump on board. He did, so every day we’ll be theming our posts with a new word that we’ve learnt during our own particular language journeys.

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A to Z schedule

Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet. When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.

Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z. It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself. The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: S is for Soup

We’re getting a bit more into soup at the moment, which is a bit oddly timed. Isn’t it more of a winter thing? Tomato is always a favourite but I really loved the colour of the soup in this picture. Nom nom nom.

Denmark flagDonna

Danish = suppe

Example sentence: Manden spiser bøffen og suppen (The man eats the steak and the soup)


Germany flagDave

German = Suppe

Example sentence: Die Suppe ist salzig (The soup is salty)


A to Z Blogging Challenge: S is for Soup

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  1. Hi Donna. I love soup, preferably hot or warm, and since I am from thw tropics we don’t have a season for eating soup. Its pretty much anytime you want. It I also learnt dutch a few years ago via rosetta stone. I liked how close it is to english.

    Gayle from Red Woman Lying On Her Side

  2. Great idea for the AtoZchallenge! I have used Duolingo and keep meaning to get back to it. Spanish and French for me. Small bites may just be my ticket. ;)

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