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ANG A young Slovene girl called Fani spent a year in the Emerald Isle working as an au-pair. After falling in love with good-humoured Irish bartender Dave, Fani lures him back to Maribor. But how can he possibly survive without knowing any Slovene? Trying to master »survival Slovene« turns out to be an incredible challenge for the highly motivated Dave, and occasionally a real nightmare for his beloved Fani. A Daily dose of Slovene language for foreigners wanting to improve their everyday Sl ...
 
We take a peek into the lives of foreign students living in Slovenia. Did they come to party, study or just shake up their everyday lives? What makes these young people tick and what do they think about the country they've come to? Listen to the challenges they face and what they miss from home. Has this experience changed them? Are they considering staying here? Every Monday at 11:25 only on Radio Si. Do you want to share your experience? Just write to pr@radiosi.eu and maybe you are our ne ...
 
We are introducing Slovenia’s most attractive tourist offers for visitors from abroad. In general, foreign visitors are mostly drawn to the most famous places, like the Lake Bled resort, Ljubljana castle, Postojna cave, the coastal town of Piran etc. But the project Slovenia’s hidden gems aims to remind our audiences of the many other excellent locations and experiences that are also a must, in order to get a deeper feel of the country’s rich traditions, including cuisine, culture and other ...
 
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #6 - In the embrace of the mountains, discover the treasures of Kamnik and its countrysideDr. Gerald Hühner and Dr. Monica Hühner from Germany tested the two-day package - In the embrace of the mountains, discover the treasures of Kamnik and its countryside.Find out more about their trip in the show Slovenia's Hidden Gems on …
 
***ŠMARTNO CULINARY ADVENTURE*** was a 1-day offer tested by RUTH Vanhoof & her mother ELLY Pelkmans from BELGIUM! Their day in the area of Šmartno pri Litiji in central Slovenia included a real beekeeper's breakfast, a walk through the town, a traditional dish at a local inn, a tour around a beautiful medieval castle known for hosting a famous Slo…
 
How beautiful. To shed a tear. And so many new words: POROČNI OBRED – WEDDING CEREMONY, METULJČEK – BOW TIE, NEVESTA - BRIDE, ŽENIN – GROOM, ZVEST – FAITHFULL, ZVESTOBA - LOYALTY, SPOŠTOVATI – TO RESPECT, SVETI DUH – HOLY SPIRIT, and POLJUBITI – TO KISS. Good luck to the NEWLYWEDS – MLADOPOROČENCA!By RTVSLO - Radio SI
 
The wedding is pretty close now and Dave is still surprised over Slovenia’s CUSTOMS – NAVADE/OBIČAJI. Anyway, tonight he learned that SALTY SNACKS are SLANI PRIGRIZKI, a PLAN is a NAČRT, and STRANGE is ČUDNO. TO GET REST is SPOČITI SE and he also learned that Slovenes are champions when it comes to talking about customs……
 
While Dave and sosed Jože head off to watch the TEKMOVANJE or COMPETITION, let's have a look at what Dave learned today. GASILCI - FIREFIGHTERS, GASILSKI AVTO - FIRE ENGINE, GAŠENJE POŽARA is TO PUT OUT/EXTINGUISH A FIRE, and GASILNI APARTI are FIRE EXTINGUISHERS. Sosed Jože was a PROSTOVOLJNI GASILEC – VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER in his younger days. DI…
 
Dave didn't manage to get his hands on some of Fani and Špela's drinks… but he did learn some new words at the picnic. DEKA - BLANKET, ODLOŽITI - TO PUT DOWN, SENCA - SHADE, MRAVLJA - ANT, OSA - WASP, ČEBELA – BEE, and SRŠEN - HORNET. And POJDI STRAN means GO AWAY! We just hope that Dave enjoys his OTROŠKI ŠAMPANJEC – KIDS’ CHAMPAGNE… because he wo…
 
You know what they say, what happens at a FANTOVŠČINA – BACHELOR PARTY, stays at a fantovščina… Well, they say that for Vegas too with a reason… Dave’s friends made our Irish friend walk THE WAY OF THE CROSS – KRIŽEV POT. He had to walk it SOBER - TREZEN, as all the others drank WINE - VINO. After they reached the top of the Kalvarija hill it was p…
 
Maybe it was all the talk of Fani's friend's BABY SHOWER – ZABAVA ZA NOVO MAMICO that caused Dave's strange dreams last night, but he did, somehow, learn a lot of new words. DOJENČEK is a BABY, PLENICA is a NAPPY/DIAPER, PRALNA is WASHABLE, ZAMENJATI is TO CHANGE, SEGRETI is TO HEAT something up, MLAČNO is LUKEWARM and VOZIČEK is a PRAM. KRČ V ŽELO…
 
Our 3rd show of this season took us to Maribor, Slovenia's 2nd largest city and its surroundings! The 2-day offer ''Rock’n’Roll of Tastes in Maribor'' took a lovely UK-Slovenian couple, EUAN WARDLE & KATJA OGRIS, on a very fun ride! They said they'd recommed the package to everyone who loves music, especially rock'n'roll, history, good food, wine, …
 
It seems Dave and Fani found the catering service or catering for their wedding and the provider is offering a full service that includes SETTING UP THE FEAST – PRIPRAVLJANJE POGOSTITVE, and the CLEANING UP – POSPRAVLJANJE afterwards. The caterer also provides the CUTLERY – PRIBOR, PRTE – TABLECLOTHS, the WAITERS – NATAKARJE, and of course the FOOD…
 
Well, sometimes Dave can surprise Fani and he sure did that this time. He already bought his WEDDING SUIT – POROČNA OBLEKA. And that is not going to bring any BAD LUCK – NESREČA, although Fani is quite SUPERSTITIOUS - VRAŽEVERNA. Dave also learned that a RENTAL SHOP is IZPOSOJEVALNICA and that buying a wedding dress for the bride is not a MAN’S THI…
 
Giulia’s project examines the relationship between certain historical forms of collective land and resource management and the current environmental and landscape valuation of these areas and raises the question of access rights to natural resources for future generations.She chose to play Perfect by Ed Sheeran.…
 
It’s almost MIDNIGHT – POLNOČ and Dave started contemplating ABOUT THE MEANING OF LIFE – O SMISLU ŽIVLJENJA, and about WHAT HE WANTS – KAJ HOČE. He asked Fani if he was going through a MID-LIFE CRISIS – KRIZA SREDNJIH LET. Fani assured him that he was still an INTERESTING PERSON – ZANIMIVA OSEBA to be with, even though he fell asleep. So now Fani’s…
 
Ah, yes, love is in the air and our romantic couple can’t wait to get to the MOON BAY – MESEČEV ZALIV. The BEACH – PLAŽA has no SAND – PESEK, but STONES – KAMNI. The SEA – MORJE might have some SEA URCHINS – MORSKI JEŽKI, but we’re not sure about the JELLY FISH – MEDUZE. Fani says there may not be any SHADE – SENCA, and Dave says it’s going to be a…
 
The INVITATIONS – VABILA are written in SLOVENE – SLOVENŠČINA and in ENGLISH – ANGLEŠČINA. Fani found the perfect TEMPLATE – PREDLOGA and they wrote the TEXT – BESEDILO together. Now Dave just needs to pick them up at the PRINTING HOUSE – TISKARNA and BUY – KUPITI some ENVELOPES – KUVERTE.By RTVSLO - Radio SI
 
As Dave & Fani head home to do some gardening on their balcony, let's have a look at what Dave learned this time. VRTNI CENTER is a GARDEN CENTRE, VRTNARJENJE is GARDENING, ZALIVATI RASTLINE is to WATER THE PLANTS and KARTONSKA ŠKATLA is a CARDBOARD BOX. SAJENJE is PLANTING, SEMENA are SEEDS, SADIKE are SEEDLINGS, and NAMAKALNI SISTEM is an IRRIGAT…
 
So, the list of GUESTS/INVITES – POVABLJENCI is ready. There is the BROTHER – BRAT, SISTERS – SESTRI, PARENTS – STARŠI, GRANDPARENTS - STARI STARŠI, BEST MAN – PRIČA, BRIDESMADIES - DRUŽICE. They are also inviting FRIENDS – PRIJATELJE and COUSINS – BRATRANCE (for male) in SESTRIČNE (for female). Oh, and don’t forget the CO-WORKERS – SODELAVCI.…
 
The FUEL PRICES – CENE GORIVA are getting higher and higher these days. So if you don’t want to drive on a RESERVE tank or REZERVA all the time you will need to spend a nice sum on a FULL TANK – POLNI REZERVOAR. The price also varies, depending on the kind of fuel: REGULAR 95-OCTANE – 95-OKTANSKI BENCIN or DIESEL FUEL - DIZEL. But people, like our …
 
Dave is still ALIVE – JE ŽIV and HE DONATED BLOOD – JE DAROVAL KRI. He felt a bit DIZZY – VRTELO SE MU JE, but now he’s fine and he’s HAPPY – VESEL while he is HELPING TO SAVE LIVES – POMAGA REŠEVATI ŽIVLJENJA. NEXT TIME - NASLEDNJIČ everything will be better. He’s not afraid of the NEEDLE – IGLA anymore, so it will be easier to ROLL UP THE SLEEVE …
 
Dave decided that he wants to learn some Slovene SLANG or SLENG. Fani told him that the saying »Si že auf?« means “Are you awake?”, and that »šautati« means “to shout”. One of the funniest sayings in Dave’s opinion was »Kva si pa ti dons tko ušmekan?« or “Why are you all dressed up today?”. And there were many other quotes… But “that’s enough for n…
 
It looks like the wedding plans will have to wait, but Dave is not wasting time. He learned that IMPORTANT is POMEMBNO, LATER is KASNEJE, PLAN is NAČRT, WEDDING GUEST is SVAT and DUTIES are OBVEZNOSTI or NALOGE. He also learned that MUSIC is GLASBA, FOOD is HRANA, CAKE is TORTA and that they will need a LOAN - POSOJILO for the wedding that Fani wan…
 
Sidra is a doctoral student from Pakistan who has spent the last 3 years in Koper. She says that it is necessary to practically give up social life during her doctorate, so she has not yet managed to explore Slovenia, but at the same time adds that she has enjoyed her time here and that the only "obstacle" she faced was not speaking Slovene.She cho…
 
Dave got a THORN - TRN in his finger when he was lifting a BRANCH - VEJA. He thought it might have been another KLOP – TICK, or even a SPLINTER - TRSKA or SKODLA. Fani SORTED THINGS OUT though – “ONA JE ZRIHTALA”. She does know that Dave is a bit of a HYPOCHONDRIAC – HIPOHONDER. And no, Dave won't need a CAST - GIPS, or BERGLE - CRUTCHES... just a …
 
As Dave slowly recovers from his 'relaxing' massage, let's see what he learned today. MASAŽA is a MASSAGE, WELLNESS is a SPA, TERMIN is AN APPOINTMENT, a VOZEL is a KNOT and a PLAŠČ is A ROBE or DRESSING GOWN. The massage was SPROŠČUJOČA – RELAXING, at least for Fani it was. Unfortunately, Dave has a few BRUISES - MODRICE on his BACK - HRBET. But i…
 
The wonderful Irish adventure is nearing its end with Dave’s invitation to lunch. An opportunity to learn new words: TJULENJ is SEAL, PRIPOROČATI – TO RECOMMEND, GOVEDINA is BEEF, ENOLONČNICA – STEW, KRVAVICE are BLACK PUDDING, DIMLJEN is SMOKED, LOSOS is SALMON, PASTIR is SHEPHARD… and we have TO ADMIT - PRIZNATI, Dave’s SPEECH - GOVOR was great.…
 
ČUSTVEN – EMOTIONAL. Dave wants to show his friends as much as possible. Using also new Slovenian words: RODNO MESTO means BIRTHPLACE, HOMETOWN is DOMAČI KRAJ, SOLZE are TEARS, POGREB is FUNERAL, OSUPLJIVO is STUNNING, POKRAJINA – SCENERY, ZGODOVINA – HISTORY, NARAVNE ZNAMENITOSTI are NATURAL ATTRACTIONS, KROŽNA VOŽNJA is ROUND TRIP, PRELAZ is MOUN…
 
A new country and completely different customs for Slovenes. Dave, however, is forced to learn new words. SMRČATI is TO SNORE, UTRUJEN means TIRED, ZAJTRK is BREAKFAST, BLIZU is CLOSE, MLEČNO means MILKY, KLIN is WEDGE, DVIGNITI ROKE – RAISE YOUR HANDS, OBŽALOVATI means TO REGRET. ŠUNKA is HAM and FIŽOL – BEANS, and they’re on the plate at an Irish…
 
Everyone is happy and already on the plane. Let’s repeat some new words: DOKUMENTI are DOCUMENTS, OSEBNA IZKAZNICA means ID CARD, VELJAVNA is VALID, SEDETI SKUPAJ – TO SIT TOGETHER, POSTATI SLABO means TO GET SICK, POTNIK or SOPOTNIK is PASSENGER, VZGLAVNIK is PILLOW, VARNOST is SAFETY, NAPOTKI or NAVODILA are INSTRUCTIONS, VARNOSTNI PAS is SAFETY …
 
Today Dave learned that visiting a PEDIKURA or PEDICURE isn’t so bad, plus he also learned a few new words… ETERIČNA OLJA are ESSENTIAL OILS, NOHTI are NAILS, NOHTI NA NOGAH are TOENAILS and MANIKURA is MANICURE. So now, no more HOLES or LUNKJE on the POSTELJNA PREVLEKA or BED COVER, as Dave’s toenails and feet are “GLADKI KOT RITKA”… well, isn’t t…
 
There is no end in sight with the candidates for the trip. Dave learned today that LATE means POZEN, ZGODEN is EARLY, PRIDRUŽITI SE – TO JOIN, NEČAKINJA – NIECE, BRATRANEC – COUSIN, TURISTIČNA AGENCIJA is TOURIST AGENCY, RODNO MESTO – BIRTHPLACE, DOMAČI KRAJ - HOMETOWN, IZLET is TRIP, SEVERNA OBALA means NORTH COAST, ZAŽELJEN – DESIRABLE, JUGO-ZAHO…
 
This is definitely not going to be an easy task for Dave. He knows that WORK – DELO, STRENGTHENS A PERSON – KREPI ČLOVEKA. But his friends have a BRILLIANT IDEA – IZVRSTNO IDEJO. They want an organized TRIP – IZLET to Ireland. They are ZAMIŠLJENI – THOUGHTFUL and Dave must TURN ON HIS BRAIN – VKLOPITI MOŽGANE. They already want to FIX A DATE – DOLO…
 
TENDER, LOVE AND CARE – NEŽNOST, LJUBEZEN IN SKRB is what Dave has to offer. And what more can Fani ask for? He did not bring her any HEMP – KONOPLJE, or any CBD and THC DROPS – KAPLJICE. But he did learn the following: ZELIŠČAR – HERBALIST, ZELIŠČA – HERBS, RAVNOTEŽJE – BALANCE, STOPNICE – STAIRS, BOLI – HURTS, and PROHIBITED – PREPOVEDANO.…
 
While Dave says goodbye to his CHIPS or FRENCH FRIES - POMFRIT, and his hotdog, let's see what he learned on his little shopping trip. POHIŠTVO is FURNITURE, which he'll have to put into the PRTLJAŽNIK or “KUFERAM” – THE BOOT OF THE CAR. He'll also have to squeeze in a few other items, like A PICTURE FRAME - OKVIR ZA SLIKE, A STORAGE BOX - ŠKATLA Z…
 
SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMS is back! Our first show of the new season takes us to the beautiful KARST region close to Italy! Experiencing a 2-day tourist package ''BY BIKE FROM FORT TO FORT - EXPEDITION INTO THE PAST'' coordinated by Območna razvojna agencija Krasa in Brkinov were two Radio Si SCOUTS, BLAS FERNANDEZ from Argentina and RENE RODRIGUEZ fro…
 
Dave finally has a Slovenian ONLINE BANK – SPLETNA BANKA. The REGISTRACIJA – REGISTRATION was no problem, but there are so many new words: STANJE NA RAČUNU means ACCOUNT BALANCE, PLAČILA are PAYMENTS, DATUM ZAPADLOSTI is DATE OF MATURITY, ZNESEK – AMOUNT, NAMEN PLAČILA – THE PURPOSE OF PAYMENT… and one important lesson to remember: DENAR NI VSE – M…
 
If you’ve ever read the Guinness Book of World Records you've noticed that Slovenes are famous for their crazy records, but what they don’t like is a PREPIH or DRAUGHT. Slovenes are very superstitious about that, as they fear they will catch a COLD or PREHLAD. Dave even made a joke about it, that the fear of a draught is the reason that Slovenes on…
 
The 20-year-old from Serbia says the pandemic has hindered his chances of experiencing more things and learning to communicate better. He says this is also obvious in class as students aren’t too eager to answer the professors’ questions.He chose to play the song navučena by the Serbian musician tam.…
 
Looks like this is going to be a hard day for the trio. But Dave knows from now on that REZ STARE TRTE means the PRUNING OF THE OLD VINE, CEPIČ is a SCION, POTOMKA means A DESCENDANT, MESTNI VINIČAR means WINE DRESSER… But still… Dave is more interested in the products of SLOVENE WINEMAKERS – SLOVENSKI VINARJI. Na zdravje! Cheers!…
 
So, while Dave's past and current better halves compare notes, let's look at some of the words that he (and Heidi) have just learned. SURFING is DESKANJE, SNOWBOARDING is DESKANJE NA SNEGU, SKATING is DRSANJE and SKYDIVING is SKOK S PADALOM or PADALSTVO. For languages: FRENCH is FRANCOŠČINA, ITALIAN is ITALIJANŠČINA, ENGLISH is ANGLEŠČINA, GERMAN i…
 
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