The greeting in the title means “Good morning” in my language, Slovenian. Today I learned another meaning of “dobro”.
I saw this post by Francesca at Almost Italian, and the caption under the first photo made me curious. I’m sure there is plenty of goodness in her kitchen but so far there were no Slavic references. Can you guess what was in the photo without having a look?
I had to google it and the result made my morning. Wiki told me that “Dobro” was the name of the company and the instrument which was built in the USA by John Dopyera of Slovak origin and his brothers. He made this word from “Do” for Dopyera and “Bro” for brothers, but more importantly, “dobro” is a word for “good” in Slovak and several other Slavic languages.
The best part was the slogan his company was using: “Dobro means good in any language!”
And if you don’t know either what kind of instrument a dobro is, you’ll have to click on the link above and look at Francesca’s. I’d describe it as a guitar with internal organs showing.
Here is a photo from the earliest of mornings off my roof a while ago. Have a dobro day!
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