Word for the Travel Wise (08/14/06)

Technotrekker over at TravelPod.com is the kind of writer/traveler that keeps these websites going. In his Tallinn tales he provides more than enough photos and descriptions of the city to keep any reader entertained even if Estonia is not in the travel plans. He describes things from the country’s oldest pharmacy to the only bar in town dedicated to playing nothing but Depeche Mode. The author also claims four days may be a tad long for some folks, but if you like architecture, history, shopping and Depeche Mode you will probably do okay with that amount of time.

Today’s word is an Estonian word used in Estonia:

pood – shop

To learn more about the background of this Finno-Ugric lingo check out Wiki online which has a few words to get you started at the bottom of their page. To jump right into the meat of the language go to speakestonian.com.uk which has a long list of everyday phrases to use and several links to keep you learning using a variety of methods. For free mp3 downloads for your cell phone go to the BBC and to make a pen pal or two before your journey sign-up at My Language Exchange.

Past Estonian words: pearoad, tere