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Since our eyes are constantly peeled for fun nursery art lately, we’re psyched to bring you this week’s giveaway from Grace Hester Designs. And even if you’re not expecting a little one, you might just spot the perfect piece to commemorate your wedding, your brood, or even your love of foreign languages amongst Grace’s type and silhouette-based art.
We love the idea of our little beanette learning some Spanish numbers or French animal names through these punchy designs (or even picking up a Chinese character or two). And it’s because of Grace’s fun range of prints that we couldn’t bear to narrow down this week’s prize to a specific group of designs – so TWO of you are gonna score a $50 credit toward anything in Grace’s etsy shop.
Here are this week’s entry details:
- PRIZE: A $50 credit towards any item from Grace Hester Designs
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “GRACE ME” and…
- BONUS QUESTION: …share with us your favorite word or saying from another language. Do you love the way a certain Italian word rolls off your tongue? Or maybe you have a go-to phrase that you learned when traveling abroad? If nothing else, is there an English word that sounds especially funny to you in Pig Latin?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, February 17th at 8pm EST
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: Two
- PRIZE SHIPS: All over the globe!
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday. Good luck!
Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Grace Hester Designs.
Libby James says
GRACE ME – I love to say “mi amor”
No favorite words but when I was in Rome, Italy, there were signs above hooks on the sides of buildings that said “Cane Parking”. Only a truly great city has a place to park your dog.
wanda kuo says
i grew up saying the featured chinese nursery rhyme about bunnies!
Katie Johnson says
Grace me, baby!
Favorite foreign phrase is from 20 years ago in French class….Comment allez vous? Translation — ‘how are you?’ It just rolls so nicely when you say it out loud.
My favorite phrase is still:
Je ne sais pas
I don’t know in French, it always comes in handy for a confused american.
I love the Portuguese word, “saudade”–a combination of “missing” and “longing” that embodies my desire to return to Brazil, especially in the middle of February!
GRACE ME! I always say, “Gracias por ser amable”. Which means something like “thanks for being kind.” Picked it up on a trip to Guatemala years ago and it stuck.
GRACE ME! wo ai ni = i love you in mandarian chinese. <3
GRACE ME! My husband and I say Je t’aime a lot, more of a murmur than anything.
My favorite word in italian is “achida.” My dance teacher used to tell us we were giving him achida when we were acting up in class and it still makes me laugh when I hear it today!
Anna Waldrop says
La dolce vita…love it :)
GRACE ME! I’m not sure why, but after traveling in Italy for several weeks the phrase I used most often was “Mi Scusi.” I was constantly asking for directions, the bathroom, you name it, so I hoped it was a nice way to interrupt someone before asking my million questions :)
My goto phrase used to be “de nada” until a coworker used it to death. Now I’m trying out “por supuesto!”
GRACE ME! Something my wife and I have said since the beginning and what she got engraved on the inside of my wedding band: Completely and Forever.
Nikki Recker says
So this is pretty funny because here at work we were just talking about pig latin. I have a problem with calling people coo-coo and while we were discussing it I started calling it ooca-ooca. I LOVE IT! So it is my new saying.
My husband greets me in the evenings with “Buonasera!” Italian for good evening…always reminds me of our trip to Italy.
There’s no specific phrase in a foreign language that I love, but I’ve been known to say some fairly random German phrases to my husband. He really likes German, but I remember little from my 4+ years of it in school, so I tend to have bad grammer and use random words I can remember. One recent one was while playing mini golf: “Ich liebe meinen kleinen Bleistift”, which means “I love my little pencil”. I should study up on it again so I can say meaningful sentances!
Kristen M says
I always liked the phrase in french deux heures, which means two hours. It just sounds nice.
My favorite is “karandosh” which mean pencil in Russian. Weird, right?
In high school my best friend and I used to say “See ya” and then we’d always follow up with “chair!” (Chair in Spanish is silla – pronounced SEE-ya) Lame, I know, but it still makes us chuckle 30 years later :)
i love “un petit peu” in french, meaning a little bit — especially helpful when you can say that you only know a little bit of french!! :)
GRACE ME! I say “adios” all the time. Corny, I know.
Laura V says
Pantalones – I always thought it sounded funny. :)
Since English is a foreign language to me, my fav word is:
Don’t aks me why… :-)
Rachel Z says
After 4 years of Spanish my favorite saying is still..Tengo sueno…meaning I’m sleepy, which I probably was in Spanish class!
Shelley H says
GRACE ME! In honor of Dora – Vamonos!
Carpe Diem= seize the pleasure of the moment.
I love that!
GRACE ME! Bella- meaning beautiful is my favorite word!
tracy esposito says
Favorite foreign “tag line:” C’est Moi … It’s So Me!
I love the French word, “bon”. It reminds me of Julia Child and it’s a hoot to say!
Besame mucho! Kiss me a lot.
I always thought “poisson davril” was funny.
It’s April Fools in French- and my husband and I use it as a little inside joke when we kid with each other…no idea how it started, but it’s amusing to me.
GRACE ME! my spanish teacher had a thick southern accent, so my husband and i always use a lot of twang when we ‘ab-low is-payn- yall’ (habla espanol) to each other in remembrance. :)
Grace Me :)
tire su goma – which means “throw your gum away” in Spanish.
While it isn’t exactly my favorite phrase, it’s one I will always remember!
Jill A says
My favorite is the Dutch word for orange juice: sinaasappelsap. I remember seeing it in a grocery store 12 years ago during a week in the Netherlands and I’ve never forgotten it!
GRACE ME! I love the spanish phrase – “Besame mucho!” which means kiss me alot! Also one of my favorite songs that the Beatles reinterpreted.
GRACE ME! I am in serious need of some super cute nursery art :) Merci :)
My favorite word in Japanese is “rusuban” It means caretaker or one who watches the house. My grandmother used to say this to her dog every time she left the house. “Quincie, you be the rusuban now. I’ll be back” I guess it reminds me of her in her good days. Bittersweet.
My favorite word in spanish is “ferrocarril” It means railroad/railway. My spanish teacher in high school used this word to teach us how to roll our r’s.
My favorite word in French is “Je Suis Desole” which means I’m sorry.
GRACE ME! Ciao Bella is my favorite!
Amy in PA says
Anything on a tex-mex menu: burrito, enchilada, queso – does any of that count?
Grace me! I always liked “arriba” (which means above in Spanish)- it’s just fun to say!
Grace me!! I love many French and Italian words for their beauty, but one French word that always makes me chuckle is “boeuf” (Beef)….it’s just so un-romantic from such a romantic language!
I’m a Classical Languages major, and my favorite Latin word has always been pullarius. It means the keeper of the sacred chickens!
Tiffany T. says
Grace Me! Buena Suerte (Spanish), Bonne Chance (French), Boa Sorte, Buona fortuna (Italian)..Good Luck!
I love Ach du lieber, in German. Our family says it all the time and it never fails to crack us up. Also, Ay Dios mio. We say that when we’re “sad”. We’re a goofy family!
Ashley Grey says
Grace ME! My favorite word(s) are “cool beans.” Come on, no explanation needed. haha