Dino: a Welshman living in London!

Hello there :slight_smile:

My name is Dino, it’s so lovely to meet you!

I’m originally from Cardiff, South Wales, but have been living in London for over 10 years now. I live with my partner, our tortoise Atlas and our cat Pumpkin in South London. My mum is from Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland, and my father was raised between San Sebastian in the Basque Country and Cardiff. So, you could say I am something of a European Cocktail :eu: :cocktail: I also spent a year living in Nantes, France and Cordoba, Spain, when I was a child, because my mother was studying for her French and Spanish degree!

I’m a very easy going type of guy, who loves to have a laugh :upside_down_face:. I try not to take myself too seriously and have a pretty positive outlook on life, almost all of the time. I love to teach! I find learning so inspiring and have so much time for people who are prepared to put the time in to learn a new skill; be it a language or something else.

I’ve been learning :de: German :de: for the past 5 years and I love it! It’s not always easy, and I have days where I feel like I’m never going to get it and am drowning in a sea of ever-changing ‘den’, ‘die’, ‘der’, ‘des’ and ‘dem’s, but I’m getting there (deutsche sprache, schwere sprache :sweat_smile:)…’

Learning a language has been such a journey for me; I’ve discovered that it really takes a lot of courage, slog and determination. So, I feel your pain! I’ve met some truly wonderful tutors, here at Chatterbug on my language adventures, who’ve helped me to grow so much. It is my wish to be the same for you. I am a strong believer in having fun whilst learning, because when you are, you are way more likely to stick at it.

I also love theatre, cinema, reading, keeping fit and singing (badly) in the shower. I’m currently teaching myself to play piano, which is another obsession of mine. I would love to live in Germany for a time, in order to reach fluency! It’s such a wonderful country, which has a very special place in my heart.

Enough about me… I’m excited to meet you in our lessons and speak some English!

See you soon.

Big love,



Hi there @go_fetsch! You have such an interesting background, and I am sure you will have a wonderful time teaching on the platform. I spent the last couple of years living in BW and I can only hope that you will be able to accomplish your goal of living in Germany for a time. It is a fantastic place to be!

Welcome :smiley:

Hey there Ary!

Spanish, German and Brazilian-Portuguese - very impressive.

Aw this is such a lovely message. Thanks for taking the time to welcome me :slight_smile: I’m yet to have tutored anyone yet EEEEK Excited.

And yes I will live in Germany for a time one day, I will find a way.

Hope you’re having a lush weekend

Big love



Welcome to Chatterbug Dino :hugs: :hugs:

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Thanks Krityna :slight_smile: Lovely to meet you x

Bienvenue Dino :grinning: !

Such a nice intro :slightly_smiling_face:!
I can only approve what you say about having fun helping to learn. That’s the only magic trick to me - besides of hard work, which is not really magic :sweat_smile:. The good news is : we are usually having a lot of fun in LLs :wink: !

Where would you like to live in Germany :de: ?

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Hola, Dino :smiley:,

Bienvenido to Chatterbug!

I’ve been learning German for 4 to 5 years as well and I can completely understand you. I’m always thinking “der”, “die”, oder “das”? :sweat_smile:

I’m sure the students will have lots of fun with you in the LL. If you have any doubts please do not hesitate to ask, we are glad to help.

Please send my regards to Atlas :turtle:, what a cute name.


Hey Leo

Yes it’s definitely all about the fun and the hard work which you’re right a lot of the time is fun so doesn’t feel like work haha.

I’m not sure where I’d like to live to be honest - I spent 2 weeks in Berlin this year and LOVED it, but I was to go to Hamburg and München to explore. I’ve been to Köln for a long weekend and that was fun but need to go back for longer. I spent many summers in south west Germany growing up which was beautiful too. So who knows? Probably a bigger city though.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

Dino x

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Hey Sandra

Haha it’s a journey isn’t it?! Getting there though and it’s so satisfying and the more complicated stuff starts to make sense.

Thanks for this lovely message and I will of course send my regards to atlas - he loves hearing from his fans haha.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

Dino xxx

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Hello Dino,

your message sounds very interesting. I am looking forward to see you soon.

Doris :slight_smile:

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Hi Dino! How is life? I have to call out or cancel the lessons today due to I have to run errands and I am going to meet with a chatterbug tutor face to face, I thought this is a great opportunity. I hope I can find you available in chatterbug platform next Saturday!

Enjoy your weekend!

Take care Dude!



Don’t worry at all! i hope your errands went well, and how cool you met up with a chatterbug tutor face-to-face! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

Hopefully see you on Sat.

Big love,