Like every other trip outside one’s own culture and comfort zone, the point is to have fun. Don’t worry about making mistakes. Everyone does. Sometimes, the ‘discomfort’ of being unfamiliar with local customs and language can actually be a benefit. Learning and trying new phrases in new situations is exciting. And sometimes even amusing.
A Short Language Lesson on the Meaning of ‘Cognates’ Language is tricky. Words and their meanings change through time, from culture to culture. The origin of most words in the English language is the German language. But many other English words can trace their roots (another word for ‘cognates’) to the Latin, French and Greek languages (among others). [...]