Speaking in Tongues
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Does the Georgian language have the sound 'f'?
I met a Georgian woman who pronounced words with this letter like a sort of aspirated 'p', but that may have been a speech impediment.
Is a driver's desk only in a train or can it be in a car? Or else, what do you call the part of the car in the front behind the steering wheel and in front of the passenger seat where people can keep plush animals (very important part of the car)?
I can neither remember nor find the Russian word for the very small segment in the corner of a large window that can be opened for a bit of ventilation in the dead of winter.
Can someone please remind me?
I wrote a short note in French to a hotel in Paris, asking about room configurations. Here is their response:
"Nos chambres triple disposent soit d'un lit queen + 1 lit single soit de 3 lits single."
I am a little confused by the subjunctive useage here. The useage above seems more appropriate to the conditional tense because the room "could" be configured with different beds. As I recall, not every instance of "possibility" requires the subjuntive. Or am I wrong?
Does anyone else always find themselves saying and spelling 'fustrate'. I have to keep reminding myself it's wrong.
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This guy is visiting the country and I wondered if there was a title on the name or is it just a name:
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
What does Sri mean? and why is it said twice ( if not a name)
Ravi has nothign to do with Rabbi right?
Is there a translation for Shankar?
Few months ago I went to Malaysia for a vacation. There I ate the Malaysian Peanuts. They were much bigger in size and much harder to chew, as compared to peanuts that I get in India.
Names of "Peanuts" -
1) In India - Language "Hindi" - They are called "Moom Phali"
2) In India - Language "Marathi" - They are called "Bhui Moog"
3) In Malaysia -They are called "Kacang Masin".
I would like to know different names of Peanuts in different countries & different languages.
Pooja Naik Ajgaonkar
Mumbai , India
I think in German, after the last Rechtschreıbreform, there is now words that have three times the same letter in a row. Can anyone name me an example?
Is there any other language that is notorious for using three times the same letter in their writing system?
Or can anyone name the one or other exceptional word (in whatever language) where for one or other grammatical reason there happens to be the same letter three times in a row?
I lately saw this in Turkish:
"Gapayı kapatttın!" I think this means "You have had your mouth shut!"
In Russian the past tense of a verb has a different ending when a woman is the subject then it has for when a man is the subject.
So if a Russian man sings let's say a popular pop song that is originally performed by a woman and the original lyrics use the female ending of the verb in the first person, would that man automatically change the ending into the male ending?
I suppose the question can be asked about other languages with similar rules as well
Hi guys, I'd just like to know the difference between TEFL and TESOL courses, and the benefits and disadvantages of them. Also, I checked out the available courses and it's all a little confusing for me. All I want is to be qualified to teach English abroad. Is it even worth taking a TEFL course?
I'm in my late 20's and feeling the travel bug big time! A few things on my "bucket list" are:
-learning Spanish (enough to comfortably travel in Spanish speaking world)
-learn to sail
-live in another country (spend at least a month in another country)
Does anyone have a suggestion of where to learn to sail and learn spanish at the same time. I'm open to anywhere in the world.
Thanks in advance for your time and suggestions.
Hello ... next year I'd like to go to Bologna for a week and do a language course. I'm looking at the mornings only and have the afternoon free and I'd like it to be fun with no homework. Also group activities in some of the afternoons is important to me.
I'll already have intermediate Italian by then and my husband is an advanced beginner.
Why is Europe called Ulaya in Swahili?
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