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?
The Surprising Link Between English and Sanskrit
By 6 century BC, this older version of Sanskrit called Vedic Sanskrit evolved into the more modern version of the language used and spoken to this day, Classical Sanskrit. The two languages are very different, so much so that translating texts in Vedic Sanskrit proved to be challenging.
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.
This Soft Spoken Graphic Designer Gave a Loud Performance!
America’s Got Talent has so many talented participants, it’s not surprising to see people from all walks of life like this graphic designer. However, Matthew Richardson’s quiet entrance coupled wit..
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.
Joke: The English Prisoner
Joke: The Prisoner's Request joke An English prisoner of war was held by the Germans...
English Quiz: Find These Pesky Antonyms!
Content English Quiz: Find These Pesky Antonyms! quiz Your job is to choose the word that is the ANTONYM of that word. We wish you 'terrible' luck!
Joke: The Hilarious Idiosyncrasies of English
Joke: The Hilarious Idiosyncrasies of English joke English is a funny language, wouldn't you say?
English Quiz: What is the Origin of These Words?
quiz How well do you think you know the etymology of common English words? Take this quiz and you'll find out!
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.
Using These French Phrases in English Elevates Your Speech
Even if English is the only language you speak, we’re pretty convinced that you’re a bit proficient in French as well. The reason why is simple - French words make up almost a third of the entire English vocabulary (around 10,000 words).
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!
Do You Know Enough English For This Quiz?
Content Challenge: Do You Know Enough English For This Quiz? quiz Are you knowledgeable when it comes to English grammar?
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!
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.
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: 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?
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 Test: Complete the Sentence Correctly!
Content English Test: Complete the Sentence Correctly! quiz We really need someone with a good knowledge of English vocabulary to help us complete these sentences.