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The Most Common Mandarin Chinese Words - Part Eight

The Most Common Mandarin Chinese Words - Part Eight

The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part eight - T W.......[Read More]
anticipatory "it"

anticipatory "it"

The use of the pronoun "it" in the usual subject position of a sentence as a stand-in for the postponed subject, which appears after the verb.......[Read More]
Learn a Mexican Tradition About the Poinsettia

Learn a Mexican Tradition About the Poinsettia

This is an article about the Christmas poinsettia written in Spanish for Spanish students. A translation and translation notes are included.......[Read More]
Infixes in English

Infixes in English

An infix is a word element (a type of affix) that can be inserted within the base form of a word to create a new word or intensify meaning.......[Read More]
A Classic Essay by George S. Street: The Persistence of Youth

A Classic Essay by George S. Street: The Persistence of Youth

In "The Persistence of Youth," originally published in 1901, Street examines the phenomenon of the extended adolescence of the British male.......[Read More]
Stasis Theory in Rhetoric

Stasis Theory in Rhetoric

In classical rhetoric, the process of, first, identifying the central issues in a dispute, and then finding appropriate arguments by which to address those issues.......[Read More]
Bracelets Found in the Tombs of Mummies

Bracelets Found in the Tombs of Mummies

Ancient Egyptians buried their dead with many precious items, including chariots, furniture, platters, elaborate miniatures dioramas and of course, jewelry. Gold, copper, silver and beaded bracelets were common in the burials of the elite and the royal classes and were divergent in both metals and d......[Read More]
Happy Birthday Grandma! - Obaachan Otanjoubi Omedetou!

Happy Birthday Grandma! - Obaachan Otanjoubi Omedetou!

Japanese translation of Namiko's blog......[Read More]
Meanings of the Lotus Blossom

Meanings of the Lotus Blossom

White lotus blossom in full bloomwhite water lily image by leprechaun from Fotolia.comLotus blossoms are popular in Eastern culture and Western art. The distinct blossoms are popular among tattoo artists as well as mythology believers. Lotus flowers grow out of muddy water on long,.........[Read More]
Dévaloriser - to reduce/undermine the value of

Dévaloriser - to reduce/undermine the value of

Learn how to conjugate dévaloriser, a regular -er French verb.......[Read More]
Word of the Day: Cabotaje

Word of the Day: Cabotaje

Learn a new Spanish word each day.......[Read More]
Why Rocket Can Help You Learn How To Speak Chinese Easily

Why Rocket Can Help You Learn How To Speak Chinese Easily

An overview on the Rocket Chinese software and why it is a great resource to learn how to speak Chinese. The article covers different learning styles and how to software caters for the three primary learning styles to help people learn in a manner that best suits them.......[Read More]
How to Learn Songs in American Sign Language

How to Learn Songs in American Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL) is used by deaf people in America as their primary method of communication. ASL is a visual language, incorporating hand signs, facial expressions and body language. Signing songs in ASL is a beautiful method of performing music, with the added benefit of giving deaf peo......[Read More]
Japanese Emperor's Visit to Canada

Japanese Emperor's Visit to Canada

The Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan had a 12-day visit to Canada recently. ......[Read More]
Juan Chi - Tape Measure

Juan Chi - Tape Measure

The Mandarin Chinese word for "tape measure" is juan chi.......[Read More]
English Topics for Speaking Games

English Topics for Speaking Games

Many English conversation classes and textbooks organize the lessons according to a topical syllabus. Choose topics according to the age, interests and level of your ESL students. You can choose among a variety of activities for any specific topic, although some lend themselves naturally to specific......[Read More]
entamer

entamer

What does the French word entamer mean? How is it pronounced and used?......[Read More]
substantive (grammar)

substantive (grammar)

A word or group of words that functions as a noun.......[Read More]