OK, I’m Źmicier. My main account is @lime. Nice to meet you.
I want an account to write random stuff in my life, including negative. And perpahs for shitposting! :) I will write in random languages, and won’t stick to one, so I guess this instance will do. I hope you don’t mind me here.
I consider Belarusian and Ukrainian my native languages, but I speak Russian better. I also speak English, and learned bits of other languages (Latin, Portuguese, Swedish). #introductions
state homophobia (---)
Belarusian health minister supports the idea to increase age of consent for homosexual relationships, and to introduce “criminal and administrative liability for spreading information that discredits the the institution of the family, or marital and family relationships”
I'm angry about all this, but I feel helpless to change anything. Well, at least I'm changing my life by emigrating
To get a work visa in Portugal, I need to go to Portuguese embassy in Moscow (because Belarus doesn't have its Portuguese embassy, and Slovak embassy only issues tourist visas to Portugal, not work visas)
But they apparently will take my passport for a few weeks, and without it, I won't be able to go back to Belarus
How does this even work? Am I supposed to wait for a few weeks in Russia? That sounds expensive
I hope they have some simpler way...
explanation of the phrase (re: shitpost, very rude phrase mentioned)
The actual expression is «ебись оно конём»
IDK its origin, but ебать can also be used to express indifference or contemp (like, ебал я такую работу 'I f*ed this job = I don't like/care about this job')
As for the horse, I associate it with an expression «конь не валялся» 'horse hasn't even lain on it', meaning 'there's still a lot of work to do' (no idea why horse needs to lie on anything for it to be done!)
I've suddenly realised that canned peas and my pilau-but-not-really-pilau (w/ ready-made pilau seasoning + curry) have the same colour :o
They were very different in my head. They were different when I looked at them separately: pilaf was yellow, peas were green. But placing them both onto the plate, they both have same yellow-greenish colour :o
I've read that our colours colours are culture-specific (Homer's wine-coloured sea and things), but still... it's so strange
clozemaster is good for intermediate language learning and has a fairly impressive list of languages: https://www.clozemaster.com/languages drawn from the database of tatoeba.org which has an even larger number
honestly abolish read receipts. who needs the stress. the only purpose of a read receipt is to overthink why someone hasn’t responded to you yet but honestly “instantaneously” is not always the best time to respond to a message
Obsessing over ‘geopolitics’ dehumanizes Middle East freedom struggles https://www.972mag.com/geopolitics-dehumanize-freedom-struggles/
In my Grandma's village, people use "Christ is being born" (Христос рождається) as a normal greeting after Christmas (which is now). You answer it with "Let's glorify him" (Славімо його)
In other time, the greeting is "Glory to Jesus Christ" (Слава Ісусу Христу), answer is "Glory, and forever" (Слава, і навіки)
I have mixed feelings about this. It's a part of the religion that doesn't accept me. But it's also a part of my culture that is important for me
Hej! Jag är en bög belarusisk ukrainare. This is my Latin-script account.
Cyrillic-script account is @lime
Polyglot City is the right instance for you, if you're interested in languages, language learning and translating, or if you are multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines. Welcome!