Trinny in Jozi

Metaphorical flowers

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“Danke für die blumen,” was one of the phrases I learnt in my first German class; not too different from the Afrikaans.

A pretty phrase, and pretty useless. I resigned myself to sitting around waiting for someone to give me flowers so I could add it to my active vocabulary

Until H explained to me that it also means “Thank you for the compliment”. A pretty and useful idiom after all.

Written by Trinny

September 27, 2007 at 11.22

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