The people that have a lot in common with each other having the same interests, jobs and experience developed its own characteristic and informal vocabulary called slang. Is there any chance of understanding those people if you’re not a member of their social group? Continue reading “Cockney Rhyming Slang”
The art of translation demands many years spent with languages. Even the smallest nuance can decide about meaning. A ton of dictionaries and reference books, a profound knowledge and a sharp mind – these are the things that create a good translator.
Today we are going to deal with one of the most common problems for especially aspiring translators: literal translation. It’s not a secret that it is not always possible to translate word for word, especially if we translate from a language from one language family to a language from other language family.
English is a global language that has many varieties. The most popular and well known types of English are British and American English. There are also less known and used types like for example Australian English. Does it differ from other varieties significantly? What is characteristic to it? It’s time to get to know how to speak like an Aussie 🙂 Continue reading “Australian English”
Have you ever had that impression that the level of your knowledge of a language isn’t impressive? Or you can say just a few words? Or you know how to construct sentences using only one tense?
Every person who started learning Japanese and who knows English (or just had contact with it) certainly noticed that some Japanese words are similar, in order not to say ‘identical’, to those in English.
If you are searching for something that can renew your energy and enthusiasm for learning, I have good news – there is such a thing 🙂 Continue reading “Pleasure in language learning”
Is it possible to buy a language book which is inexpensive and not bad or even very good? The answer is: yes!
Have you ever thought about learning a new language? I think you have. But it’s not as simple as that. Or maybe it is, isn’t it?
As a learner of English you certainly use a dictionary. We can observe a sharp increase in using online dictionaries, but actually it doesn’t matter if you choose paper or online version. What really matters is the quality of a dictionary. Continue reading “The best dictionaries”