What language(s) do we speak in Israel?
You will surely answer : Hebrew, right? Then you may add probably Arabic, English... and Russian?
This is not all of course: Spanish, French, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian, Afrikaans, Polish, Swedish, Portuguese, Amharic ...etc.
The 15th edition of Ethnologue-- encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,909 known living languages-- lists 33 languages and dialects spoken in local communities around the country. Amazing !!
Only Hebrew and Arabic are the two official languages though.
At Sophie Giraffe's level, Hebrew is a must of course, but some stores have a large Russian-speaking clientèle and even though they are usually fluent in the Hebrew language, I know from experience that it is always comfortable and easier to read in one's strongest language. Therefore, those past days, with the huge help of my friend Ola, I have been preparing a flyer about Sofi the Girafa in Russian.
Next will come Spanish, then Arabic, even though Jinan In Usfya (Isfya) tells me that all Arabic speakers are completely bilingual and do not feel any different reading in Hebrew or in Arabic.
I have also been asked to prepare a flyer in English which I must say surprised me! I found that most Anglo-speakers from the US, the UK and Canada already know Sophie the Giraffe! But why not!?
So "Жирафа Софи" is Sofi HaGirafa in Cyrillic, and for all the present and future Russian-speakers fans of Sophie The Giraffe here is short glimpse of the flyer!
Learn a new language and get a new soul.
благодарю вас очень много Ола!!!!