|By Suzanne Olsen (BonaireTalker - Post #22) on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 12:13 pm:|
I used to have a little pocket guide that listed common food items in English and then gave 5 different languages for the food items. Like Salt, Steak, bread, etc. it gave the words in Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian. Does anyone know where I might find a guide like this as I have searched every where and cannot find the one I had.
|By seb schulherr (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1859) on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 12:21 pm:|
Never seen the like of what you speak, Susan, but I can heartily recommend the Marling Menu Master to decode menus, a thin little book you can slip in your pocket that lists food in the foreign language alphabetically. They come in Italian, French, Spanish, and German, no Dutch I'm afraid.
|By michael gaynor (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1884) on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 12:27 pm:|
That is a great idea for the next issue of the Bonaire Dining Guide! We may be able to include it on the web site..
|By Glen Reem (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1971) on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 12:47 pm:|
|By David Kaye (BonaireTalker - Post #29) on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 10:04 pm:|
|By David Kaye (BonaireTalker - Post #30) on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 10:21 pm:|
How about a web-based translator? Just carry your laptop and satellite dish, set it up on the restaurant table, and the menu is yours!......
|By michael gaynor (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1886) on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 7:59 am:|
The Dictionary is still available in many shops on island and it is as lot less than $95. There is also a Papiameentu phrase book that is nearaing completion and should be ready before spring. The dining guide will sponsor a mini translator in the next edition (I am the editor!)
|By Carole Baker (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4600) on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 2:52 pm:|
Michael, that sounds great! Can't wait to see/read it! See you soon. Carole
|By pat murphy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #155) on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 5:21 pm:|
i bought the dictionary a few years ago and paid Nafl 50 (give or take a few guilders). that's about US $30. i think i got it at sand dollar grocery but i've seen it in other shops.
|By mary pequinot (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #411) on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 8:13 am:|
Great idea for the dining guide Michael!
|By Ron Edison (BonaireTalker - Post #52) on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - 2:06 pm:|
I studied Dutch for a few weeks prior to our visit--not too difficult to pick up since I'm already fluent in German and speak a bit of Danish. When I travel I feel obliged to learn something of the local language, not only for my own benefit but as a sign of respect to the host country. But in Bonaire, English is everywhere--all the menus and most items in the grocery. If you can't read it, there's probably a picture. Even the ATMs give you the option of English, Dutch, or Papiamentu.
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