To be honest, I'm not a great fan of the German language. Sure I had it as a subject in highschool and was far better at it than at French so I decided to do exams for German but I didn't particularly like it. Considering the origins of German and Dutch, they are pretty similar and therefore it was easy to learn. Point also taken that it's just a ruder and even worse way to speak, it just sounds wrong. It's so.. blunt.
Anyway, what I cannot deny is that the German language is a master in finding words that no other language can truly translate, such as the other German loanwords from my blog and the still untouchable Weltschmertz. Google translate tries something like "world-weariness" and the Dutch equivalent is "levensmoeheid" (being tired of life) but although they are fair words, they don't mean the same and will never mean the same as Weltschertz.
Given enough of my opinion without actually discussing the actual word of the day -although the other word also starts with a /dʌb(ə)ljuː/ (how I love the pronunciation of that letter, it's brilliant.. saying the abbreviation "www" is so damn less efficient than the actual "world wide web") or "w" for all you non linguistic people reading phonetics- I'll be introducing the word of the day now, which is wanderlust.
My oxford website -as it's faster than searching for my dictionary and then searching for the word in there- says it's a strong desire to travel. Everyone who knows me even just a little bit can tell that this word with it's explanation is exactly me. It's me in every way. As a dear friend of mine (who is also going to travel with me next week :D) recently told me, it's curious that I don't remember much from my childhood, I don't remember what I did, who I met, thing from school etcetera. The things I do remember though, and are still perfectly in my mind to the smallest detail, is everything I saw and everywhere I went when on holiday. Once I'm in travelling mode, I see the world and find my place, wherever the journey takes me.
I live for seeing the world, for travelling across the globe and meeting new countries, cultures and people. I find it utmost fascinating to see how people live and experience not only the tourist version of holidays, but would love love love to live with the people for some time, in their environment. See what countries have to offer me as a spoiled little girl who's always had it all.
Anyway, next week I'll be on a citytrip to Budapest! In three days I won't have much time to see the real Hungary instead of all the touristic places, but they also need to be seen! The rest will have to follow another time :)
Next blog will probably be about the coming trip, or some other random rant about things I think or of course another word of the day...