Lucy Tulip

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Bad language: why being bilingual makes swearing easier

Bilingual reduced emotional resonance is fairly well-established, but why does it happen? And does that have a knock-on effect for different communities?<p>My dad had a liberal philosophy of childrearing, but he would always tell us off for swearing. As a result, I grew up feeling very uncomfortable …

Language

Exploring The Wonder Of Akihabara – Tokyo’s Electric Town!

Amongst other places of course…. If there ever was a place in Tokyo that looks and feels exactly like everything the movies, on TV or in photos, it’s …

Luggage

This Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan Is the Most Magical Place Ever

How does Mother Nature do it?<p>One of the best parts of spring takes place when you spot that first flower peeking out of the ground. After a long, dreary winter, it's the first sign that warm weather is on its way. This tunnel in Japan illustrates that concept perfectly — multiplied by one hundred …

No Regrets: Things to Do in Tokyo in 72 Unforgettable Hours

People watch at Shibuya Crossing. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Soaring skyscrapers, sacred temples and sushi bars all jostle for space in Japan’s neon-lit capital. …

Japan

Tales of the Alhambra

The lost Islamic world of Southern Spain—and its modern echoes<p>It started out as a way to pass an idle moment, and quickly became a habit. Every afternoon during a recent visit to Granada, the onetime capital of the last Islamic emirate in Spain, I climbed the high, rugged spur that serves as a …

Spaniards’ lack of sleep isn’t a cultural thing – they’re in the wrong time zone | Paul Kelley

A Franco-era decision to adhere to Central European Time may be to blame for everything from accidents at work to a low birthrate. But that could change<p>Spain’s hit TV programme for children, MasterChef Junior, had 3 million young viewers glued to their television until after 1am on a weekday. That …

Masterchef

German words you are probably already using

You might know more German than you think. These German terms have been borrowed by English-speakers - and some of them have been slightly adapted. …

10 anime to watch if you loved ‘Yuri on Ice’

<b>BY NICK CREAMER</b><p>The word is out: <i>Yuri On Ice</i> was officially crowned Crunchyroll’s Anime of the Year at the Anime Awards. The show’s combination of …

La Marcha Tapas Bar: Love in Every Bite

It’s not often in my culinary adventures that I encounter a restaurant that makes me weak at the knees, breathless and wondering how I had managed to …

Discover Madrid's Geometric Architecture Through This Photo Series

Digital Designer and Creative Director Joel Filipe has unveiled <i>Geometry of Madrid Architecture</i>, a series of photographs depicting the bold …

PS4/PS Vita Exclusive Accel World VS Sword Art Online Gets 1080p Screenshots: Characters and City

Today Bandai Namco released a new batch of screenshots and artwork of its upcoming JRPG <i>Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight</i>.<p>First of …

Anime

Seraph of the end Season 3 Release Date

Owari No Seraph or in plain English Seraph of the end is Japanese manga which was, as it is often the case, made into an Anime. Manga edition was …

Manga

Lingo Live raises $5.2 million to help employees become truly fluent

Tech startups have tried to make language learning possible without human tutors since way back in the 90s when CD-ROMs and Rosetta Stone were state-of-the-art. The rise of social media and smartphones inspired a new wave of language learning apps like Duolingo, OKPanda, or Lingua.ly, to name a …

Language Learning

Pros and Cons of Studying in your Native Language

<b>Opting to study abroad is just the first stop on your international adventure. You’ll have plenty of other decisions to make along the way. One</b> …

“Local Lingual” Lets You Click On Map To Hear Languages Spoken There

Local Lingual is a cool interactive language map. Click on any location in the world, and it plays recordings of the local language, along with the …

Language Learning