Discover the Most Spoken Languages in One Incredible Map!
This wonderful map not only makes it easy to understand which are the world's most spoken languages, and how many people speak them, but will also show you which countries take up most of that population. So in a quick review, we gain enormous insight into what our "world of languages" looks like.
Which Languages in the World Are the Closest to English?
English is a bizarre language that doesn’t seem closely related to any other language, despite being one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world thanks to globalization and the internet.
There's Simply No Equivalent For These Words In English...
Although the English language is one of the most widely-spoken in the entire world (after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish), there are certain words in other languages that simply don't exist in it. For instance, did you know that there's a German word for weight gain due to emotional overeating?
When You Think About It, English Is Such a Funny Language
Most of what we know and understand is there thanks to language, and because of the way it is spoken or written. That is why, as we learn more of our language, we understand more and more about the world. Most of all, without language, would we even have a sense of humor?
These Are the Most Overused Words in the English Language
The book is known as 'Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare'. The list was compiled by researchers using the Oxford University Corpus database, which alerts them to new words and phrases by monitoring books, papers, magazines, television, and the internet.
8 Ordinary English Words With Surprisingly Spicy Origins
This is because, in our contemporary vocabulary of English, they are innocent and even mundane terms and most of us have no idea about their spicy past, so to speak.
Can You Guess the English Word With Over 600 Meanings?
It was later, in the 11th century, that Old English was highly influenced by the French language brought during the Norman conquest of England, which explains the huge quantity of French words in modern English.
Learn All About the History of the English Language
Ever wondered where the English language came from and how it evolved over time? If so, then this is the perfect video for you, since it explains all of this in simple and humorous terms, which will get you laughing and learning at the same time!
Joke: The Hilarious Idiosyncrasies of English
Joke: The Hilarious Idiosyncrasies of English joke English is a funny language, wouldn't you say?
English Quiz: Complete the Saying!
Do you know your English sayings and proverbs? This quiz will test your knowledge of 21 different English proverbs. You will be given the first half and asked to complete it. Good luck! "When in Rome..." This phrase is believed to have been coined by st.
Improve Your English with This Brilliant Homonyms Test
Do you think that you've got what it takes to get 100% on this tricky English test? Apparently, only 2 out of 25 Americans manage to ace it, so if you want to make your country proud, then give it a go!
Can Your English Survive This Quiz?
Content Can Your English Survive This Quiz? grammar quiz, proverb quiz, vocabulary quiz, saying quiz, complete the sentence quiz This advanced English quiz has questions on many different topics of the English language.
English Quiz: Complete the Following Phrases...
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10 English Words That Come From Native American Languages
But these are hardly the only linguistic borrowings from Native American languages, it's only the beginning of a huge pool of words we think of as "ordinary" English words that actually have Native American etymologies.
English Quiz: Are These Words Real or Fake?
Content QUIZ: Are These English Words Real or Made Up? English language, english quiz, English grammar quiz, word definition, vocabulary quiz, rare words We're about to challenge your vocabulary in a creative way...
QUIZ: Translate Australian Slang to English
Australians speak ENGLISH, right? Because, looking at some of their slang words, I really wouldn't know! Their slang words are not only hard to understand, they are also quite adorable, clever and hilarious at times. Do you speak Australian?
QUIZ: Are You a Master of English Grammar?
To pride yourself on your English, you must have an excellent understanding of grammatical rules. Now, we don't expect you to give lectures on the subject, but can you find the right grammar for the right situation? Lets put you to the test, shall we? Not enough quizzes for you?
Some Languages Are Humorous, But English Is Hilarious!
English is a great language for puns and word games, and as we've said before, we're suckers for puns so bad that they are so good! Enjoy the following jokes, they made us laugh our socks off! A bicycle can’t stand alone, it is two tired A boiled egg is hard to beat.
10 of the Most Powerful Words in the English Language
How do you use ten of the most powerful words in the English language?
English Really Needs a Translation for These Foreign Words
According to oxforddictionaries.com , there are, at the very least, a quarter of a million distinct English words. This excludes inflections and words from technical and regional vocabulary not covered by the Oxford English Dictionary.
15 Proverbs That Translate Hilariously into English!
Here are 15 phrases and idioms that don’t translate that well into English because they sound absolutely bizarre, mind-boggling, and hilarious! And yes, they will have you bust a gut! 1. German - Sie spielt die beleidigte Leberwurst. 2.
Joke: The EU is Switching to Euro-English
The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.
The English Language Desperately Needs These German Words!
While the English language is generally viewed as a vast and wonderful thing, native speakers of other languages are often quick to point out some of its limitations, since many languages have particular words or phrases which are impossible to literally translate into English.
Funny! Isn't English the Strangest Language!?
English is the easiest language to learn, mostly because it doesn't make use of male/female for everything, like other languages do.