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The Most Beautiful Words in the English Language

Apart from inspiring a slew of deranged Halloween costumes, Donnie Darko also offers some very valuable lessons about literature. No, I’m not talking …

66 Facts You May Not Have Known About The English Language

The English language is, quite literally, the greatest language in the world. Great in terms of size - the current edition of the Oxford English Dictionary contains 615,000 entries. Great in terms of scope -- it's an official language in seventy-nine countries and territories. And great in terms …

Language

Shakespeare Invented 1,700 Of Our Everyday Words

“All the world’s a stage, / And all the men and women merely players: / They have their exits and their entrances; / And one man in his time plays …

Camera & Sky Move as One in This Twisted Time-Lapse

It’s safe to say we’ve all seen our fair share of night-sky time-lapses. Most often, they tend to show off grandiose views of mother nature as the …

Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balask, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes–birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat …

Minimalism

Fantastic Macro Series of Ants in Their Natural Environment

Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov creates unbelievable ant images that are surprisingly devoid of any digital manipulation<p>The pictures in this …

Photography

'French Kiss' Officially Recognized In France, As 'Galoche' Enters French Dictionary

The French may be known for a certain style of kissing, but the term was never officially recognized in France -- until now.<p>With the release of the 2014 edition of the Le Petit Robert dictionary, "French kiss," meaning to kiss with tongues, has finally entered the French language.<p>When the prominent …

Want To Know The Language Of The Future? The Data Suggests It Could Be...French

For many centuries, France was the official language of culture, and erudition. It was the language of diplomacy and arts. Aristocrats in Imperial Russia spoke French, even amongst themselves, as Tolstoy and many others documented. In short, if you wanted to be educated, you had to speak …

Forget French, Russian is the language of love

After meeting her French fiance during her degree year abroad, Anna Parkin decided to learn Russian for their honeymoon in St Petersburg<p>It was in the third year of my French degree, while I was living in Bordeaux, that French lived up to its romantic designation. I'd been in the city for just five …

Perdre - French Verb Conjugations

French verb conjugator > <b>perdre</b><p><b>Present</b><p><b>Future</b><p><b>Imperfect</b><p><b>Present participle</b><p>je<p><b>perds</b><p><b>perdrai</b><p><b>perdais</b><p><b>perdant</b><p>tu<p><b>perds</b><p><b>perdras</b><p><b>perdais</b><p>il<p><b>perd</b><p><b>perdra</b><p><b>perdait</b><p><b>Passé</b> …

Meanings For The French Expression Casser les Pieds

The French expression "casser les pieds à quelqu'un" is a weird one, a true idiom, something someone couldn't guess.<p>It means to annoy someone. …

-ci - French Suffix Information and Examples

<b>Suffix:</b> -ci<p><b>Type of suffix:</b> nominal, pronominal<p>The French suffix <i>-ci</i> literally means "here" and can be added to nouns or demonstrative pronouns to …

À la française - French Expression

<b>Expression:</b> À la française<p><b>Pronunciation:</b> [a la fra(n) sehz]<p><b>Meaning:</b> French, French-style<p><b>Literal meaning:</b> in the French manner or fashion<p><b>Register:</b> …

Conjugating the French Verb 'Vivre' ('to Live')

<i>Vivre</i> is a highly irregular French <i>-re</i> verb with a conjugation that doesn't follow any pattern. French irregular verbs with infinitives ending in <i>-re</i> …

Martin Stavars' Black and White Cityscapes Will Leave You Speechless

<i>All images shot by and used with permission from Martin Stavars</i><p>Martin Stavars is a born in 1981 in Czestochowa, Poland and has always been fascinated …

How to Master a Second Language

From cultural motivations and economic factors, to wanting to flirt in a foreign tongue, learning a second (or third, or fourth...) language comes …

Why Language Learning is Important #infographic

Learning a new language seems like a difficult task especially for homeschoolers. But there are many benefits in learning a second language. It helps …

16 Weird Forgotten English Words We Should Bring Back

English changes all the time, often in subtle ways—so it's not surprising that we've lost many delightful words and phrases along the way. In his …

10 Spanish Words That Have No English Translation

Ever get that annoying feeling that you can't find the exact word to describe something? You may not be thinking in the right language. Here are 10 very specific words in Spanish that don't quite have an English counterpart.<p>1. Sobremesa<p>That moment after eating a meal when the food is gone but the …

100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language

<b>100 Resources To Learn to Speak Another Language</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>Ed note: This post was first published in 2012, and is in the process of being</i> …

Language Learning

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British/American English. Vocabulary Differences. - learn English,words,communication

American English is the form of English used in the United States. British English is the form of English used in the United Kingdom.

Are 'grammar Nazis' ruining the English language?

Split infinitives make them shudder and they’d never end a sentence with a preposition. But linguist Geoffrey Pullum has a message for all grammar pedants: you're wrong<p>Imagine a world in which biology was taught using no textbooks written later than 1795; a world in which the advances of the …

Does English still borrow words from other languages?

<b>English language has "borrowed" words for centuries. But is it now lending more than it's taking, asks Philip Durkin, deputy chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.</b><p>English speakers may not be famous for being au fait with foreign languages, but all of us use words taken from other languages …

Language

David Crystal: the story of English spelling

The internet is allowing more people to influence spelling than ever before. People are voting with their fingers<p>The story of English spelling is the story of thousands of people – some well-known, most totally unknown – who left a permanent linguistic fingerprint on our orthography. It's a story …