Has it been hot where you are? In Texas, we’re still sweating it out in the summer heat. This week we’re focusing on phrases you’d use swimming—whether that’s at the beach, by the river, or in your backyard! Use today’s phrase, “Let’s go swimming,” next time you’re headed outside for a fun afternoon in the water!
Today’s phrase is probably the most important phrase of the entire week. lol “Look out! Don’t step in the poop,” is a phrase anyone needs whether you own a pet or not. There’s nothing worse than hanging out at playdate at the park and accidentally stepping in poop! This is a great phrase to not only use as a family but with friends who are learning a foreign language too! (Because friends don’t let friends step in poop.)
Have you seen the funny memes about cats who are just, like, the worst?! Haha! Why are cats ready to knock a vase over at any given moment?! “The cat hates people,” is the perfect phrase for that special cat in your life that just can’t stand people. I bet you’re thinking of one right now. Comment below with your funny, “the cat hates people,” story!
Use today’s phrase, “Look at the dog,” to spark more conversation in your dream language! Grab the phrases book and companion app to find phrases to say that the dog is soft, cute, happy, tired… all the things! You’d be surprised how easy it is to get the foreign language learning going when you are having fun at the park while talking about a cute dog!
It’s hard to resist petting a dog who is happily bouncing along at the park! For as much as we enjoy loving on animals, it’s important to teach animal safety. Practice, “May we pet your dog?” at home, then the next time you’re on a family vacation and come across a cute dog, you can ask to pet it!
My friend Molly has 3 cats. Yes, you read that right, THREE cats. Like Taylor Swift. 😜 She’s cool being called the crazy cat lady. Haha! One phrase you will hear her often saying is, “Be very gentle with the cat.” Although her cats are super friendly, it can be hard for toddlers to understand how rough they are being on the cat’s soft fur. Practice this phrase with your kids if you own cats, or for the next time you are with friends, so you can remind your kids to be gentle in a foreign language!
It’s pet week!! That’s right! We get to say phrases that are most often used with pets. “What kind of pet do you have?” is the perfect ice breaker when visiting new friends. We don’t have a pet right now, but my kids would LOVE a cat or a dog that Hector would really not like to have.
Because most people have dogs or cats, this week’s phrases will be about them. If you are fun family with chickens, lizards, hamsters, or other animals, check out the $35 phrasebook to use those animals in phrases in the language of your choice!
In case you couldn’t tell, Nolan is FULL of energy. He even has a hard time sitting still while we record these Phrase of the Day videos! hahaha! But that’s the benefit of homeschooling. He can jump around the room as he rattles off his multiplication facts to me, but there are times that I ask him to, “Please sit down.” It’s pretty hard to write while jumping off the chairs. Thankfully, he’s pretty good at settling down when he really needs to. What about you? Do you have certain subjects that you do sitting down vs. standing?
I interrupt your regular social media content for random information that is usually only seen on Jeopardy! I’ll go first, as long as you join me in the comments! Do you know where the word “salary” is derived? Its Latin root is “salarium,” used in paying Roman soldiers in salt! Salt was so valuable back then, they would sometimes pay Roman soldiers in salt goods. Salt to salary. There ya go! Some people dispute the claim, but there’s enough historians out there who say this is true for me to think it would show up in a Jeopardy questions some day!
Use today’s phrase, “I know the answer!” the next time you are playing a trivia game with this awesome salt knowledge you now have! ha!
Now it’s your turn! What’s the most random thing you know?!