Sometimes you just need some different words

Aug 20  via  ©   1616 notes
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In Japan, there are 3 ways to say “I love you”:

You say “Daisuki (大好き) for the friends and person you like,

you say “Aishiteru (愛してる)”  for a more serious relationship,

and you say “Koishiteru恋してる) to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.

And they follow this rule. They preserve the meaning of ‘I love you’ and never lose its essence unlike us.

T A G S:  japan    japanese    i love you    japanese phrases  

Words I Learned Living in Korea || Pt 1


A small collection of words & phrases my textbooks didn’t teach me.

1. 한입 (한모금): One bite. (One sip).

  • "한입에 다 먹어." Eat it all in one bite.
  • "한입만 줘~" Give me just one bite~
  • "한모금만 마실래." I just want one sip.

2. 식후땡: Smoking a cigarette after a meal. Combines the words 식사 (meal) + 후 (after) + 땡 (유행어).

3. 웃프다: When something is both sad and funny at the same time. Combines the words 슬프다 (sad) + 웃기다 (funny).

4. 느끼하다: Greasy. Can be used to describe food, but also commonly for sleazy, greasy guys as well. (Guys who are touchy, say sickly sweet things, so on).

5. 이빨 까지마: Slang for “Don’t lie!” Same meaning as “뻥 치지마!” Recommended only for use with friends.

6. 빡치다: To be angry. Same meaning as “화나다” or “짜증나다.”

7. 또라이: Crazy guy. Psycho.

8. 술고래: Literally “alcohol whale.” A word used for someone who drinks a lot.

9. 밀당: A combination of the words 밀다 and 당기다, or push and pull. Refers to the hot and cold actions guys and girls take towards someone they’re interested in. (Waiting an hour to text back, pretending to have other plans, so on).

10. 문자(를) 씹다: To ignore someone’s message, or read it without responding. Literally means “to chew up” their text.

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A Civil War Hits London, This Shocking One Second a Day Video Shows How it Destroys a Little Girl’s Life


Now let’s do something about it.

Useful Sites to Learn Spanish


Alhambra - Spain

Feb 24  via  ©   342 notes
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UNESCO’s map of extinct and threatened languages.


We’re losing a ridiculous amount of languages

This is extremely scary. We’re not only losing a ridiculous amount of languages, we’re losing a ridiculous amount of cultures….

Feb 14  via  ©   213 notes
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I finally finished unpacking my digital language library, I have grown from approx. 6GB to 13+GB representing approx. 70 different natural, created, dead, and living languages and dialects!

If anyone’s interested in borrowing (meaning I’ll send you something), let me know what language(s) you’re interested and I’ll let you know what I have.

I have Akkadian, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian (Classica, Modern Eastern, & Modern Western), Avestan, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belorussian, Catalan, Chinese, Coptic, Esperanto, Middle Egyptian, French, Georgian, German, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew (Classical & Modern), Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji & Sorani), Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Nepali, Ossetic, Pali, Panjabi, Pashto, Persian (Iranian, Dari, & Tajik), Middle Persian (Western & Eastern), Old Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European & Brazilian), Romani, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish (lots, including most all major textbooks used), Syriac, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ugaritic, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Zhosa, Yaghnobi, Yiddish, and Yoruba.

Let me know if you’re interested!

Feb 2  via  ©   63 notes
T A G S:  languages    resources    hindi    esperanto    french    korean    polish    portuguese    russian    thai    sanskrit    arabic    armenian    swedish    turkish    yiddish    urdu  

all-distance-is-darkness asked: Your blog is amazing and really helps with all my languages, but please can you change the text formatting/layout so that there is more spacing between each line, as it makes it quite difficult to read. Otherwise, thank you very much for an amazing blog!

You are so very welcome! Thank you for your comments and advice, recently we have noticed a lot of similar questions about changing the layout/font and so we are currently in the process of working on our theme!

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Reblog this around!

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There’s an app that teaches you how to write out letters in the Georgian alphabet.
It also teaches you how to pronounce them.

Getting this!

Jan 18  via  ©   58 notes


How to sound like a bird in 9 different languages

Available as a print from my Etsy shop

Here’s a link to the one about dogs if you missed it! WOOF WOOF HAM HAM
I’m starting a new tumblr for animal in different languages called SOUNDIMALS so follow that too if you like! 

Nov 4  via  ©   588 notes
T A G S:  turkish    greek    italian    swedish    dutch    japanese    english    french    spanish  

French colloquialism #1


"ça a été?" = How did it go? / How was it?

Literally, it means “it was / has been”.

Ex: Alors, la soirée, ça a été? - So, how was your evening?

Alternatively, you could say:

  • "Comment était la soirée?" (How was your evening?)
  • "Tu as passé une bonne soirée?" (Did you have a good evening?)
  • "Comment ça s’est passé, la soirée?” (How did your evening go?)
  • ça s’est bien passé, la soirée?” (Did the evening go well?).

Ex: ça a été, ta journée? - Was your day ok? / Did you have a good day?

A common response to a question with “ça a été?” is :

Oui, ça a (bien) été. - Yes, it went well.

You could also say something like: Pas mal, oui. - Yes, not bad.

Nov 4  via  ©   98 notes
T A G S:  french    francais  

I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I started this blog! 

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