Speaking in Tongues
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Hi, I need to brush up on my listening skills in Brazilian Portuguese. Can anyone recommend any youtube channels that have news stories or similar 2-3 minute snippets? I’ve found one or two random things but could do with a few all in the same place.
I’ve tried various podcasts (e.g. Café Brasil) but I find 15 minutes or so is too long to listen at my level. I need something shorter that I can listen to a couple of times.
There is a lot of words in hindi that come from Arabic. More than I thought.
When and how did the Arabs influence India?
Sabah -Subuh -Morning
Vakit -Vakt -Time
Köfte - Kofta -Meat-balls
The first two words are cognates in English, too, although their shape changed rather a bit more.
Edited by: kalpea_tuli
Isn't it just the coast?
I have noticed it is quite common to use LehrerInnen to refer to both male and female teachers. I think it used to be written as Lehrer/Innen and before that it was Lehrer/Lehrerinnen. Can anyone confirm that this was the progression and that LehrerInnen is now the accepted term?
For decades, The BBC (as well as other UK TV networks) has reported on hurricanes.
The word has (until tonight) always been pronounced 'Hurr i cun'.
Now all of a sudden the reporters are calling the latest one 'Hurr i cane' Sandy.
Maybe they've been told to say it that way, maybe they haven't been told anything.
I'm always confused about capitals and when to use them.
Is it Emperor Penguin, emperor penguin, Emperor penguin? What about Little Penguins which are also little penguins?
Wildlife Ranger, wildlife ranger?
What does the phrase ' Na jol van am! ' mean in English ?
Saw it as a response to a photo on Facebook and the Google Translate response doesn't make sense..
It may be that some of the vowels are meant to be accented but the person didn't have access to a Hungarian keyboard..but any help gratefully received!
1. I would like to buy two two-day passes, please? (i.e. 2 x day pass, each valid for two days, for two people.)
2. I would like to buy two one-day passes, please? (i.e. 2 x day pass, each valid for one day, for two people.)
How about #1, please?
Grazie a tutti!!
Hi, should I say "1400 hours is a better time" or "1400 hours is a better timing" ?
In the section of Blackston's commentries on the laws of England., in the section on the king's prerogative to fix standard weights and measures, I read:
Why "an head"?
Can you hold 'something' rather than 'someone' in high esteem?
I have the following paragraph:
The building behind us used to be a school. It was closed down in the 1980s because of the PKK-perpetrated murders on school-teachers, whom they saw as agents of the Turkish state. Today the building is still used as a storage space and the children have to commute the 50 kilometres to the city for education, or do not go at all. This is a hard lot for a region where education is traditionally held in high esteem...
What else should I write?
kan anyone kontribute any further 'fruity' brand names to the ones below:
Apple, Orange, Blackberry
is it just koincidence that names of fruits are chosen for technologikal brands?
many thanks in advance for any kontributions.
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