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Top 10 foreign language faux pas: in pictures - Telegraph

Top 10 foreign language faux pas: in pictures - Telegraph | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Just when you think you're getting to grips with a foreign language, a "false friend" can leave you red-faced and tongue-tied. Anne Merritt explains how to avoid them.

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Mother’s Day Song in Spanish – Feliz día Mamá by Mariana Iranzi

Mother’s Day Song in Spanish – Feliz día Mamá by Mariana Iranzi | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Song and video in Spanish for Mother's Day. Argentine musician and composer Mariana Iranzi sings her wonderful song Feliz día, Mamá.

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How do you invent a language? - The Economist (blog)

How do you invent a language? - The Economist (blog) | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
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A Score or More of Languages in Your Pocket - New York Times (blog)

A Score or More of Languages in Your Pocket - New York Times (blog) | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) A Score or More of Languages in Your Pocket New York Times (blog) In Douglas Adams's “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,” the hero sticks a so-called Babel fish in his ear and can understand everything said to him in any...
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Languages: American and English are words apart - allvoices

Languages: American and English are words apart - allvoices | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Languages: American and English are words apart
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If you live in a country where English in not your first language then you already face a huge challenge when writing online. Kudos to those who work as freelance writers in a second language.
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Why take a language class? Cheeky answers via Twitter.

Why take a language class? Cheeky answers via Twitter. | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Brooklyn Exposed asked readers to share on Twitter why they would want to take a class in French, Spanish or 8 other languages at Fluent City. We love the answers we received!
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The apricot's irresistible voyage into the English language - Telegraph.co.uk

The apricot's irresistible voyage into the English language - Telegraph.co.uk | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
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What is the most surprising word in The Hobbit?
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How is Paris at 7am in the morning?

How is Paris at 7am in the morning? | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Apartment Rentals and Tourism in Europe | Apartment District Blog ... We are talking about the holiday apartments in Paris that let you have privacy, intimacy and comfort in the French capital, just as if you were in your own flat.

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Five most useful business languages after English | Bdaily Business News Network

Five most useful business languages after English | Bdaily Business News Network | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
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The Germans have a word for it – and it's a very long one

The Germans have a word for it – and it's a very long one | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
The editor of the Accidental Empire series muses on another thing the Germans do extremely well
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Top 10 German words in English - The Local

Top 10 German words in English - The Local | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
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Ever thought of running away to live in Provence? Elizabeth Bard ...

Ever thought of running away to live in Provence? Elizabeth Bard ... | Language & Culture | Scoop.it

Elizabeth Bard's book Lunch in Paris is one of my favorite recent books about France and food. ... I think French cuisine has an undeserved reputation for being complicated, heavy, fussy; I've found exactly the opposite.


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Forever French Sydney

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Forever French : the Australian radio the most Frenchy. ... I was not working at the time and a friend told me that a first Australian line in my resume could help me find a job easily thanks to the reference.


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Language skills 'vital to diplomacy'

Language skills 'vital to diplomacy' | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
The UK risks losing credibility if more senior diplomats are not fluent in a range of languages, MPs are warning.

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'Promote more linguistic experts or risk credibility', do you agree? - For more information about the languages we work with, just visit:http://www.veritaslanguagesolutions.com/language/
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John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!! | Video on TED.com

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there's much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it's all good news. Linguist John McWhorter thinks about language in relation to race, ...
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Project documenting evolution of various Chinese languages - Radio Australia

Project documenting evolution of various Chinese languages
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Languages and dialects are often recorded for posterity, and especially if they are on the brink of extinction.
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A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages - KQED (blog)

A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages - KQED (blog) | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
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Companies like Second Life and Middlebury Interactive Languages both offer digital avatar programs to give language learners a chance to practice their skills in virtual environments.
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Easter around the World

Easter around the World | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Eat like an ITALIAN this Easter 
The Colomba cake, is a sweet, eggy, yeasted bread (like panettone) shaped in one of the most recognizable symbols of Easter, the dove.
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Flirting, fleas and cabbage.

Flirting, fleas and cabbage. | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Goodbye, my cabbage! Until we meet again, my flea! While I’ve never found cabbage nor fleas endearing, the French manage to pull off these terms of endearment that leave English speakers scratching their heads.
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5 Tips to Ordering French Wine with Confidence

5 Tips to Ordering French Wine with Confidence | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
This is hardly surprising, since French wine can be (but doesn't need to be) intimidating and overwhelming to sort through. Have no fear; you don't need to know a 2002 Sélosse from a 2010 Jamet during a short holiday in ...
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High-tech classrooms reviving Aboriginal languages - Saudi Gazette

High-tech classrooms reviving Aboriginal languages - Saudi Gazette | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Saudi Gazette High-tech classrooms reviving Aboriginal languages Saudi Gazette Lumby, who oversees the students as they use their new knowledge to create projects on computers and iPads, is passionate about filling a gaping hole in Australian...
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Montreal bylaw requires dogs understand commands in both official languages | This is That with Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring | CBC Radio

Montreal bylaw requires dogs understand commands in both official languages | This is That with Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring | CBC Radio | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Councilor LaDouce is amending his bilingual dog bylaw, and believes Montreal dog parks should be language-free. Pat Kelly spoke with him to learn more.
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German loanwords in the English language

German loanwords in the English language | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Cockroach, lantern, algebra, sabbath ? these are only a few of the loanwords that we use in the English language without them striking us as being part
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French Kids Don’t Snack: Surprising Kids’ Food Habits From Abroad at Family Kitchen

French Kids Don’t Snack: Surprising Kids’ Food Habits From Abroad at Family Kitchen | Language & Culture | Scoop.it
Why is France so darn special? They don’t snack — and they don’t feel deprived. Find out why, only on Babble.
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The best crepes in Melbourne | Meld Magazine - Melbourne's ...

The best crepes in Melbourne | Meld Magazine - Melbourne's ... | Language & Culture | Scoop.it

In Australia, we tend to assume crepes are filled with sweet things like chocolate and lemon with sugar. But in actual fact, they are just as delicious served up with a savoury twist of ham, gruyere cheese or ...


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