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It Is Not Easy - Try It Yourself

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It Is Not Easy - Try It Yourself


              Not easy to speak or write a foreign language
              How many languages do you speak or write
              There are many that comes to your country
              who do not know the language ..... it is difficult
              I spoke with a "foreigner" today .... nice guy
              He worked on the garbage car
              A very well paid job in Norway
              The box of garbage must be wheeled down to the port
              I'd forget ... ran after the car with my box
              Smiling and cheerful, he said:
           * Norwegian: "Do glemte sitte ut do " ?
                                              -  ((Do you forget to put the box out ?))
           * Translated: "You forgot to sit on the toilet " (?)




 - A smile from reality :)))

14.11.2013
A-L  Andresen :)


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  1. Date: 6/27/2014 11:46:00 AM

    det er ingenting i livet mer undervurdert enn en god avføring! -------------------- AHH, no matter where you are from or where you are! Simply fantastic!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 6/27/2014 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :)))) .... Well said in Norwegian !- Thanks for the pleasant visit and comments JSLambert. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 5:19:00 AM

    That's true . I'm also trying my hand on a foreign language.We are HINDI speaking people and I'm very much comfortable in it. Yours is a 'mast' (enjoyable and good ) poem .

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 1/15/2014 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - A little smile in a completely ordinary everyday life - hope it gave you a smile - thanks for the pleasant visit and comments Archana. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:48:00 PM

    If you are understanding this comment, you may speak a lil (that's little) Texan lol. I speak Spanish and write fairly well, but had aspirations of learning one of those surrounding languages, found that German and Dutch were so similar, but the third language is the hardest to decide on. Great work on the poem by they way. I think I forgot the reason for comments, as I often do.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 12/13/2013 3:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Some have great interest to learn new and several languages. - Thanks for the pleasant visit and comments Wayland. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 5:32:00 PM

    Sweet Anne Lise, well written and funny....by the way....Do u speak Texan?

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 12/7/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - - - Texan ????...NO ! :))) - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments, Chuck. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 8:37:00 PM

    I really enjoyed this! I wish my grandparents were still here, they were from Finland, different language, but they would have appreciated the poem! They wanted my mother to name me Anna-Lisa. Small world isn't it! Thanks again. Diane

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/23/2013 3:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments my friend Diane. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 11:57:00 PM

    Wow an outstanding write dear friend,it has bin a long time. Thanks a million for ur kind congratulatory comments,I appreciate. Love alwaz, Based on Belief.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/21/2013 3:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments my friend Bob. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 3:47:00 PM

    hahaha. that was a great ending on your poem. I wish my hubbie had that man's job. Anything would be better than nothing!!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - A very well paid job in Norway. - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments my friend Andrea. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 7:03:00 PM

    LOL, a very enjoyable tale, dear Anne-Lise xo

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/19/2013 12:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments my friend Miss Wattle. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 10:52:00 AM

    Funny poem wonderfully done. Enjoyed the difference of languages here. Sometimes heart and mind speak something but words are not similar to that due to lack of proper expression. Loved always, my friend, bl

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/18/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - A little smile in a completely ordinary everyday life - hope it gave you a smile - thanks for the pleasant visit and comments bl. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 5:16:00 AM

    :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/18/2013 5:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for the pleasant smile my friend Bindu. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 12:57:00 PM

    Great poem. Very humorous. Sometimes I find myself unable to retrieve the word I want in English, I couldn't imagine trying to get it right in a different language.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/17/2013 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A little smile in a completely ordinary everyday life - hope it gave you a smile - thanks for the pleasant visit and comments Monterey. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 12:25:00 PM

    Ha ha, my wife is Chinese and with her language very small infections drastically change meanings. I very much enjoyed you story, the humor translated very well.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/17/2013 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments my friend Richard. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 10:09:00 AM

    ;))))))))))) This is a very beautiful and entertaining poem of yours to read my very dear friend Anne Lise. I can relate 100 percent here for trying myself hard to speak Thai Lang. When a school guard asked me in thai, so you're going out to enjoy with friends? I replied in thai w/c amazed him when translated: Yes, because there is no school tomorrow. :)) So, he'll be losing his job;))) A great poem this is my dearest Anne. Thank u ever so much for sharing! Have a blessed day! love lots,Leonora

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/17/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :))) - - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments my friend Leonora. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 6:39:00 PM

    Witty piece dear Anne Lise. Thanks for the smiles :). Thank you for such a wonderful comment. Hope you are keeping well.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/17/2013 6:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments my friend Mustapha. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 3:25:00 PM

    Ok different understand in a way because I'm the one whom takes out the garbage every week even though i live with to men. lol cheri and thanks for your comment on Autumn cheri

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/16/2013 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - This is not about who is taking out the trash..... :) - Thanks for the pleasant visit and comments Cherl. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 1:56:00 PM

    Hilarious. Also--poignant. You are a master. --Alex

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/16/2013 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments my friend Alex. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 6:44:00 AM

    humored by this one :-) thanks for giving me a reason to lighten up ...always, wendy

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/16/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for the pleasant visit,smile and comments my friend Wendy. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 2:45:00 PM

    Hi Anne, Well crafted write with humor! Ken

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/15/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for the pleasant visit and comments Ken. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 11:39:00 AM

    HEY HI HOW ARE YOU REALLY LONG TIME HAVE READ YOUR POEM IT WAS REALLY NICE PIECE YOU KNOW I DON'T KNOW A BIT OF ANY FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXCEPT FRENCH IN WHICH I KNOW ONLY A WORD OR TWO LOVE MAHIMA!!!!!!!!!!1

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/15/2013 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - A little smile in a completely ordinary everyday life - hope it gave you a smile - thanks for the pleasant visit and comments Mahima. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 11:19:00 AM

    A very alive piece... I'm smack dab in the middle of the US... So only hear other languages in school... They say everyone in Europe speaks another language or several... amazing... My cousin learned 5 languages and is a lawyer, interpeter, in the military... We're all in awe of her abilities... I learned a touch of spanish, but it won't hold up to a conversation with accents and any speed... or depth.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/15/2013 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Some have great interest to learn new and several languages. - Thanks for the pleasant visit and comments my friend Carol. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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