Plautdietsch word of the day: Malkjarie

Plautdietsch word of the day: Malkjarie

Pronounced: mal-cha-ree

What it sounds like: A high price cafe latte

What it really means? Equipment and buildings setup for milking.

Dear Helen,

Me and my boyfriend have been dating for like,.. 3 weeks. He always pays when we go out for dinner. Lately, I’ve been feeling a little weird about that. I mean, I’m totally glad I can save my money and he pays for everything. I grew up in a Mennonite community that was all about saving money.  But lately, I’m worried that he might be expecting something in return. We’re just dating. Should I continue to let him pay or should we be "going Dutch"? I really don't want to ruin it because he takes me to some totally awesome expensive restaurants!

Yours truly, Kelsey from Steinbach

Dear Kelsey,

What are your expectations? Are both of you ok with "just going out for kielke with schmaunt-fat" and call it "dating"? Let me tell you something sweetie; no matter how you try and delude yourselves that “we’re only dating”, most guys want more than a papsi and most girls want more than just a ravel. Guys want those demi-glace kobe beef and beluga caviar dinner expenses to pay off. And most girls want a lot more romantic dinners followed by the prospect of something more long term. (even if "long term" is only a year) Take it from me; start paying for your own dinners and see what happens and don’t delude yourselves. Every couple in your situation has expectations. And most importantly, both of you should keep your pants on!  And really, what’s an Alaskan king crab bouillabaisse really worth?  Remember this phrase, "let's go Dutch".  Keep your dignity girl and don't lead him on!

Kjenn jie noch Plautdietsh? Enjoy getting reacquainted with those forgotten Plautdietsch words of yesteryear and learn interesting new phrases that you may have never heard before!  We have three different dictionaries to choose from!

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