When you think of the word 'skiing' or its unmarked translation equivalent in your native language, what form of skiing is the most prominent that first associate with the word?
@Stoori My sons grew up bilingual in German (the local dialect) and English in Austria, but they learned skiing with their Austrian grandparents, so that vocabulary was only in German.
When my sister in the US asked my son if he skies downhill many years ago, he was mystified, because he didn't know that term in English. He sarcastically replied, "No, I ski uphill, what do you think?"
@Stoori for me, the results are so unexpected 😲 😲 😲
but maybe it's because I grew up in a flat country
@lime same here! Alpine skiing has its own word in finnish, because it's so different than proper skiing.
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