Hurra! Willkommen, German Community!
From making Trello available in German to successfully onboarding Germany-based Deutsche Bahn, the world’s second-largest transport company, as a Trello customer, we are excited to now bring all our great tips and advice to the German community at large.
Whether you want to be more productive at work or at home, you will find useful and inspiring posts that combine psychology, thought leadership, and product tips to help you master your work-life balance.
There are many fascinating facts about the German language that we have learned along the way. We want to share some of them with you:
- English and German share 60% of their vocabulary as a result of similar roots. However, there are some hilarious traps you might fall into—words that are written the same, but they have different meaning. The word "gift" for example, means poison in German, quite the opposite of a present as described in English. Let's not get that wrong!
- The German language has some amusing proverbs, many of which are food-related. Some of our favorites are: Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei (everything has an end, only sausage has two), Das ist nicht dein Bier! (that is not your beer!) which means ‘none of your business!’. Beer and sausage seem to be a big thing for our German friends.
- German is also famous for its incredibly long words. The longest word ever composed in German is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft, the "Association for Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services"—a total of 80 letters. Can you say that in one breath?
Have a peek at the new Trello German blog.
¡Viva! Bienvenido, Spanish Community!
From being the second-most spoken language in the world to being considered one of the most poetic languages on Earth, we are delighted to bring our content to the Trello Spanish community.
Trello’s Spanish blog is here to give a fresh perspective and actionable advice on how to better accomplish professional, personal, and team goals. Whether you are looking at organizing a big dinner with friends and family or needing time management ideas for managing meeting agendas, we have tips to help you get through your day-to-day tasks.
Over 20 countries name Spanish as their official language. That means the linguistics change and adapt from country to country. It’s very similar to how we think of British English and American English, but with many other variations.
It would be almost naive to say that we decided to adapt our Spanish blog to an "International Spanish"— there's no such a thing. Although trying to keep our writing style as neutral as possible, you might see some references leaning towards Latin America.
Come take a tour of the new Spanish blog.
We hope you enjoy exploring our new blogs—happy reading!