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Language tip of the week: friendly

In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips we look …

Feel the beat: how rhythm shapes the way we use and understand language

Do you feel the rhythm? Or a French <i>rythme</i>, Spanish <i>ritmo</i>, Swedish <i>rytm</i>, Russian <i>ритм (ritm)</i> or Japanese <i>rizumu</i>? Is there a difference? Perhaps one way to find out is to have a French <i>conversation</i>, German <i>konversation</i>, Spanish <i>conversación</i>, or Italian <i>conversatione</i>? Doing so will of course reveal many …

Language Learning

Mind your language! Swearing around the world

Strong language is common to most cultures, but what makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains.<p><b>Warning: This article contains very strong language that may offend some readers.</b><p>Devil! Cancer-sufferer! Chalice of tabernacle!<p>The reason I can say this …

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A Girl Complained To DC Comics About The Lack Of Female Superheroes, So They Turned Her Into One

An 11-year-old girl has been turned into a superhero after complaining to DC Comics about the lack of female role models in their graphic …