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New York City

This post is going to be about New York. I usually post things related to languages. The reason today is, however, as a gay person I’m joyful that New York became the sixth and largest US state to allow gay marriage. The gay population of New York city is estimated at over half a million.

Back to languages: 72% of New Yorkers speak English mainly but 28% speak another language at home. One of the below sentences is each understood by at least 100,000 New Yorkers:

Él lo ama.
他愛他。
Lui lo ama.
Он любит его.
Il l’aime.
Li renmen l ‘.
ער ליב אים.
On go kocha.
그는 사랑.

The languages are the most commonly spoken by New Yorkers in this order: Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, French, French Creole, Yiddish, Polish and Korean. Read more on this here.

Park sign welcoming residents in common local languages: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, French, Somali, Chinese, Bengali & Turkish. Wow!

Park sign welcoming residents in common local languages: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, French, Somali, Chinese, Bengali & Turkish. Wow!

El Verano/The Summer/夏天/L`été

sparklingsodacans:

lo odio con un pación
makes me all hot and sweaty
我什么都不能做
si je retire tous les vêtements
yo todavía voy estar caliente
and there is nothing
I can do
太阳发光
il m`tue avec chaque rayons
y no me deja tranquilo
it is very persistent in annoying me
太阳有时候不友好
l`été est le pire saison
siempre estoy incomodo
I can’t even concentrate in the heat
我常常有空调吹冷风
je ne veux pas prendre l`air
     parce que il fait trop chaud

I don’t agree since I love summer but this quadlingual poem in French, Spanish English and Chinese is genius!

Don’t feed the pigeons!

Don’t feed the pigeons!