… these are the things my friends send me.

… these are the things my friends send me.

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glitterlion:

We use language in various forms from the moment we’re born until the moment we die. To pretend or argue that it has no power, that it can’t be used to marginalize and oppress, that it can’t be violent, that it can’t be used to murder, is either immensely disingenuous, or completely naive.

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prototumblinguist:

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thecoffeetragedy:

crossingwinter:

This post speaks to me on a spiritual level.

Excellent graph! Fits most situations, if you don’t know whether to use 'tu' or 'vous', in French.

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This is soooooo different from the Hindi T-V

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lavidapoliglota:

Passive vocab learning is great because it aids fluency and is arguably the more ‘natural’ way to learn but when I find words I’ve learnt passively it’s so uncomfortable because WHY DO I KNOW THAT WORD

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Check out my vocab posts

jaimetalangue:

> Anatomy vocab in |Ελληνικά| |Español| |Русский| |Français| |Italiano| |Deutsch|

> Harry Potter vocab in French |HP vocab tag| |HP vocab masterpost|

> False Friend of the Day |FFOTD|

> Colours in

germanlanguagerocks:

thomas1889:

#cats of the #world #spanish #english #polish #french #turkish #chinese #german #japanese #russian #italian #korean

Kot ist übrigens ein anderes Wort für “Sch…..” in der deutschen Sprache.

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Favourite Websites (So Far) For Mandarin:

allthelanguages:

I’ve been self-studying Mandarin Chinese for the past few weeks in preparation fo uni and my inability/unwillingness to buy resources has led to me finding these sites :)

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language-obsession:

languageshellyeah:

Language Map: Europe according to languages spoken. I enjoy the fact that the center of Iceland is an anti-language void (that and it’s a “little” glacial). I swear, that country’s fuel is composed purely of bad-assery and black licorice.

language-obsession:

languageshellyeah:

Language Map: Europe according to languages spoken. I enjoy the fact that the center of Iceland is an anti-language void (that and it’s a “little” glacial). I swear, that country’s fuel is composed purely of bad-assery and black licorice.

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Y y

jaimetalangue:

The letter Y y is funny because it comes from the Greek Υ υ (upsilon) and was first used to transcribe this Greek letter in Latin loan words from Greek.

This Latin letter is even called “Greek i" in French (« i grec »)and some other languages (?), and ypsilon in some…

In Spanish it’s also called “Greek i” (‘i griega’). Some people call it ‘ye’ but I don’t think it’s that common in Spain. And the same goes for other languages such as Catalan (‘i grega’).

When the speakers says, “Hmmm… looks like I’m running out of time… BETTER TALK FASTER!!”

bipolartrainee:

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Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.
William Gibson (via speculativegrammarian)

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chrzan = horseradish (which the man is selling)

chrzanić = screw

wszystko = everything

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Flying over Brazil! Porto da Barra, BA Salvador, Bahía Pelourinho, BA Lauro Müller, SC Serra do Rio do Rastro, SC

mortecinas:

languageek:

Brazilian Portuguese Resources

Free Online Programs
Memrise
Duolingo
Digital Dialects 
Livemocha 

Reference Sites
Dúvidas de Português 
Portuguese with Rafa
Dicionário Informal
Hacking Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Learn Portuguese Now

*One textbook I like is Ponto de Encontro, it has both European and Brazilian Portuguese and is a book for beginners-intermediate or good for reviewing 

*Check out my study abroad experience in Brazil! (with pictures) 

*Tip: if you use Facebook a lot, find pages that use the target language. If you like traveling and want to go to Brazil one day (specifically Santa Catarina), follow the Serra do Rio do Rastro page. I had the chance to go and it was so beautiful and an amazing experience (pictured above). 

What is this? A portuguese resourse post? Such things exist??

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comoespinademaguey:

Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli

Esta foto fue tomada hoy durante el ensayo general de Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli, en el Centro Nacional de las Artes del DF. Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli se está promocionando como la primera ópera en náhuatl tocada enteramente con instrumentos mexicanos. 

El presentarla como una ópera, explica Gabriel Pareyón, el autor, es una manera de facilitar la presentación, pero en realidad más que una ópera esta pieza es un cuicatl, que es un género de representación prehispánica que unía música, danza -utlizando la danza además como percusión-, texto y canto.

Un punto que es importante mencionar es que la obra no es folklorista -no remite en absoluto a lo que hacen los danzantes en el zócalo, por ejemplo.Es más bien una reinterpretación moderna que utiliza los instrumentos prehispánicos y el náhuatl y el producto final es bastante innovador.

Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli se presenta mañana sábado 6 de septiembre a las 7:00 pm y el domingo 7 de septiembre a las 6:00 pm. Mañana habrá además una charla de presentación (y explicación) impartida por Patrick Johansson. 

Este es el blog de la obra, con muchas explicaciones, fotos, videos y biografías de los involucrados. Esta es su página de facebook. Y si quieren leer un artículo que explica con bastante fidelidad la naturaleza del proyecto, La jornada publicó hoy este artículo.

polyglotbyluck:

Why buy Rosetta Stone when you can have Tumblr language blog advice posts for free?

Also Duolingo/Memrise/etc. But mainly the Tumblr posts.

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