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constellation

Definition:

  1. Noun, Astronomya group of stars to which definite names have been given (e.g. Ursa Minor)
  2. Noun, a group of related ideas, feelings, things, etc.
  3. Noun, any outstanding group/collection of things

Pronunciation: cohn-stehl-lay-shun

Origin: Latin

  1. Prep, cum - with/together
  2. Noun, stella, ae - star

Example: The convention presented a great meeting space for a constellation of authors from around the world.

pliocene:

솜씨- skill, ability 

자존심- ego, self-esteem, ambition 


호기심- curiosity

(via learnallthelanguages)

You know you’re a grammar nut when you see the title “Dumb and Dumber To” in a commercial and a part of you cringes/dies a little.

deluge

Definition:

  1. Noun, a great flood of water; downpour

Pronunciation: deh-looj

Origin: Latin,

  1. Noun, diluvium, diluvii - flood

Example: The deluge made it impossible to drive on the road.

nativeamericannews:

NSU, Cherokee Nation Partner to Train and Hire Language Instructors

Students hoping to major in Cherokee Language Education at Northeastern State University will receive much-needed support thanks to a new grant relationship between the Cherokee Nation and NSU. Starting in January, a partnership between the university and Cherokee Nation designed to create a pipeline of teachers for the tribe’s Cherokee Immersion Charter School will become more student focused and create a direct pathway to employment in many of the tribe’s language programs.

(via linguadolce)

just-wanna-travel:

Berlin, Germany

wikitongues:

你好 (néih hóu) The #Weeklytongue is Cantonese, a language that originated in the vicinity of Canton in southern China, and is spoken by approximately 62 million speakers worldwide. It is an official language in Hong Kong (along with English) and in Macau (along with Portuguese). It is sometimes also known as a broader definition which also includes the Guangzhou dialect, Hong Kong dialect, Xiguan dialect, Wuzhou dialect, and Tanka dialect.

Although Cantonese shares much vocabulary with Mandarin Chinese, the two languages are not mutually intelligible because of pronunciation, grammatical, and also lexical differences. Sentence structure, in particular the placement of verbs, sometimes differs between the two languages. The use of vocabulary in Cantonese also tends to have more historic roots. This results in the situation in which a Mandarin and Cantonese text almost look the same, but both are pronounced differently.

SOME USEFUL PHRASES IN CANTONESE

Welcome - 歡迎 (fùnyìhng)

Hello - 你好 (néih hóu)

How are you? - 你好嗎? (néih hóu ma), 

I’m fine, thanks, and you? - 我幾好,你呢? (ngóh géi hóu, néih nē)

What’s your name? - 你叫()乜野名呀? (néih giu(jouh) mātyéh méng a)

My name is -
我叫做 (ngóh giujouh …)

Where are you from? - 你係邊度人呀? (néih haih bīndouh yàhn a)

I’m from - 我係 (ngóh haih … yàhn)

Excuse me - 請問 (chéngmahn) - to get attention

Sorry - 對唔住 (deuim̀hjyuh)

Thank you - 唔該 (m̀hgòi) 

It might be said with a certain metaphoric license that languages are seldom admired to death but are frequently despised to death.
Lenore A. Grenoble (via linguisten)

food

Word: la comida

Pronunciation: coh-mee-dah

Meaning: Noun, food

online-english:

Слова-связки для эссе на английском языке. Учимся писать письмо или доклад используя предоставленные слова. :

First and foremost — первое и наиболее важное; во-первых
The first reason why — первая причина, почему…
Secondly — во-вторых
In fact — собственно, в сущности
In other words — другими словами
What is more — что еще важнее
Furthermore — к тому же, более того
However — тем не менее, однако
Actually — вообще-то, на самом деле
Basically — в основном, по сути
Understandably — по вполне понятным причинам; понятно, что
Come to think of it — если вдуматься
Not surprisingly — неудивительно
Although — хотя
Even though — даже если
On the one hand…on the other hand… — с одной стороны…с другой стороны…
It is worth considering — стоит заметить
So — итак, поэтому
Finally — наконец
As a result — в результате
To sum up — подводя итог, суммируя сказанное
On balance — в конечном счете
Consequently — следовательно

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