Oberlin is hosting a big Brazilian festival as a part of the Oberlin Brazil Project, and it’s been a huge success so far. Read about it on the Oberlin news site and check out the the events calendar. Coming up… April 15 Showcase of Performance and Improvisation ensembles with special guests Marcus Santos, Adriano Dos Santos, and(…)
Posts by Emily Gazda:
“Stories of Rivalry and Betrayal: Translator Figures in Borges, Cortazar, Walsh, Scliar, and Coelho.” Monday, April 7 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center Please join us for this 2014 Comparative Literature Symposium lecture event. Speaker Rosemary Arrojo is Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Her work has focused(…)
If you’re interested in how different languages use onomatopoeia, like chomp, drip, and achoo, check out this amazing tumblr. It focuses heavily on European and Asian languages, but the blogger is open to ideas from speakers of other languages too. Fun fact: nom nom is similar to the generic eating sound in at least three languages.
When you’re learning a new language, or even when you’ve spoken one for a while, sometimes you can’t come up with a word and you have to improvise. Here are some of the best English examples.