not some special library code. at my chinese class this evening I learnt how to talk about my job, hence the title: I am a librarian; I would like one bottle of red wine.
“one beer, please” is probably the most important phrase that any traveller should know (unless you’re in the middle east, where “mohammed rocks” will probably get you a better deal). however, it’s also good to have a few useful small talk items to warm you with the locals.
speakers of other languages, please tell me how to say “i am a librarian” so that I may be accepted into my temporary communities. especially in Finnish, Cantonese, French, where I’ll be soon. i think I know how to say it in japanese but the ‘jin’ bit may be wrong, it’s been a while…
– watashi was toshokanjin (japan)