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English Conversations with Cliff LMA004, LJILJANA w CLIFF #6.1

LJILJANA w CLIFF #6.1

Today we talked about family. You told me that your mother's name is Zora.And my mother's name is Maureen, though she goes by Dip or Dippy with a lot of her friends. You told me that your father's name was Aogen, he went by the nickname Pino, much like my mother has a nickname that has nothing in common with her actual name. My father does not have a funny nickname. His name is simply Ernest. You told me about your older brother Branco, who is four years older and you were always proud of him, and he was very patient with you. He now has a boy and a girl and they live in Slovenia. I have a younger sister, two years younger. Her name is Etta and she lives about 20 minutes away from me and she has three boys, three very rambunctious boys. Then I asked you about your childhood and you gave it a glowing review. You really liked your childhood. You grew up in the village where you currently live with lots of friends who are the same friends that you have now. You all went to school together. You did homework together. You played together. You told me that you weren't rich, but your parents gave you great lessons on how to be a good person and that carried through your whole life, even today. When you went to secondary school, you found that you had nice colleagues and friends there as well. And there are lots of things that you remember about your childhood that you like to remember about your childhood. There aren't things that you would rather bury and forget.You feel like your childhood gave you a very solid base for a good future. For me,I did not have such a happy story. My childhood was not awful. There was no tragedy involved in my childhood. I was just an unhappy child. My parents were fine, but I was bullied and picked on a lot as a child and it left me lonely and sad and angry. However, I wouldn't change anything about it because all of those things gave me a drive.To ultimately better myself and bring me to the place where I am now, which I very much like so I wouldn't want to change anything about the things that got me here. Even if I didn't like it back then, it was an investment in a great adulthood and future. That brought us to the topic of aging a little bit, and the consequences of pushing ourselves like we're 20 or 30 because we're not 20 or 30, we're much closer to 50 and that doesn't make us old, but it doesn't make us quite as resilient as we used to be.



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LJILJANA w CLIFF #6.1

Today we talked about family. Heute haben wir über Familie gesprochen. You told me that your mother's name is Zora.And my mother's name is Maureen, though she goes by Dip or Dippy with a lot of her friends. Du hast mir gesagt, dass deine Mutter Zora heißt. Und meine Mutter heißt Maureen, obwohl sie mit vielen ihrer Freundinnen Dip oder Dippy heißt. You told me that your father's name was Aogen, he went by the nickname Pino, much like my mother has a nickname that has nothing in common with her actual name. Du hast mir erzählt, dass der Name deines Vaters Aogen war, er trug den Spitznamen Pino, ähnlich wie meine Mutter einen Spitznamen hat, der nichts mit ihrem tatsächlichen Namen zu tun hat. My father does not have a funny nickname. Mein Vater hat keinen lustigen Spitznamen. His name is simply Ernest. You told me about your older brother Branco, who is four years older and you were always proud of him, and he was very patient with you. Du hast mir von deinem vier Jahre älteren Bruder Branco erzählt, auf den du immer stolz warst und der sehr geduldig mit dir war. He now has a boy and a girl and they live in Slovenia. I have a younger sister, two years younger. Her name is Etta and she lives about 20 minutes away from me and she has three boys, three very rambunctious boys. Ihr Name ist Etta und sie lebt ungefähr 20 Minuten von mir entfernt und sie hat drei Jungs, drei sehr wilde Jungs. Then I asked you about your childhood and you gave it a glowing review. Dann habe ich Sie nach Ihrer Kindheit gefragt und Sie haben eine begeisterte Bilanz gezogen. You really liked your childhood. Du hast deine Kindheit sehr gemocht. You grew up in the village where you currently live with lots of friends who are the same friends that you have now. Sie sind in dem Dorf aufgewachsen, in dem Sie derzeit leben, mit vielen Freunden, die dieselben Freunde sind, die Sie jetzt haben. You all went to school together. Ihr seid alle zusammen zur Schule gegangen. You did homework together. Ihr habt zusammen Hausaufgaben gemacht. You played together. You told me that you weren't rich, but your parents gave you great lessons on how to be a good person and that carried through your whole life, even today. Du hast mir gesagt, dass du nicht reich warst, aber deine Eltern haben dir großartige Lektionen darüber gegeben, wie man ein guter Mensch ist, und das hat sich bis heute durch dein ganzes Leben gezogen. When you went to secondary school, you found that you had nice colleagues and friends there as well. Als du auf die weiterführende Schule gingst, hast du dort auch nette Kollegen und Freunde gefunden. And there are lots of things that you remember about your childhood that you like to remember about your childhood. Und es gibt viele Dinge, an die Sie sich aus Ihrer Kindheit erinnern, an die Sie sich gerne erinnern. There aren't things that you would rather bury and forget.You feel like your childhood gave you a very solid base for a good future. Es gibt keine Dinge, die Sie lieber begraben und vergessen würden. Sie haben das Gefühl, dass Ihre Kindheit Ihnen eine sehr solide Grundlage für eine gute Zukunft gegeben hat. For me,I did not have such a happy story. My childhood was not awful. There was no tragedy involved in my childhood. I was just an unhappy child. My parents were fine, but I was bullied and picked on a lot as a child and it left me lonely and sad and angry. However, I wouldn't change anything about it because all of those things gave me a drive.To ultimately better myself and bring me to the place where I am now, which I very much like so I wouldn't want to change anything about the things that got me here. Even if I didn't like it back then, it was an investment in a great adulthood and future. That brought us to the topic of aging a little bit, and the consequences of pushing ourselves like we're 20 or 30 because we're not 20 or 30, we're much closer to 50 and that doesn't make us old, but it doesn't make us quite as resilient as we used to be.

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