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Say What? Russian Sayings

Say What? Russian Sayings {0}

What happens when you translate these Russian sayings into English? Let’s take a look.

Is learning a language in 17 days possible?

Is learning a language in 17 days possible? {0}

Check out this article about someone who claims he learned a language in 17 days.Regardless of whether you believe it is possible or not, he has some good tricks on how to facilitate learning a language.

Learn Mandarin the Chineasey Way

Learn Mandarin the Chineasey Way {0}

Do you know you can learn Chinese by building “blocks” and beautifully illustrated graphs? Read article from FT magazine.

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? {0}

Check out a really cool article on immersion education! “Brain researchers who study bilingualism believe that the act of juggling two languages strengthens the brain system that helps people pay attention. That strong capacity to focus might be what leads to better academic performance in some children who grow up bilingual or attend language immersion(…)

How to talk in Chinglish

How to talk in Chinglish {0}

Chinese people have come up with Chinese English words in daily conversations and they are extremely popular on SNS. They usually have origins from Chinese idioms, and some words are the direct translation from Chinese. So these words and sentences are grammatically wrong in English, but appropriate in certain situations in Chinese to get some(…)

Technical terms in languages other than English

Technical terms in languages other than English {0}

This article was in the Economist about some the challenges that the Mozilla Foundation has faced when translating technical terms like “crash” and “aspect ratio” to some of the world’s 7000 different languages. I particularly liked  how the translation of “windows” in Zapotec took into consideration the socio-cultural reality of people who speak it… and the fact that their(…)