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Simple Word in Other Languages Can Mean Different

Probably you know that we cannot translate everything to other languages. There are many untranslatable words in each languages. However, do you know that even translatable words may not have exactly the same meaning...

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30 Japan-Made Chinese Words

Perhaps you have heard about a large portion of Japanese vocabulary is borrowed from traditional Chinese characters. Surprisingly, the borrowing of words actually goes in both directions between the two languages. Known as wasei-kango...

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Colour Names in Languages Can be Different!

Don’t you think the colour of carrot is orange from eye to eye? Cucumbers are all green instead of blue? Believe it or not, colour names can be different in various languages. Numbers of...

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How to say CAT in different languages

  Cat lovers in the world! Do you know how to say “cat” in different languages? The graph above show the interesting information that the font sizes are bigger if more people speak the...

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Challenge Yourself: I Can Read it, Can You?

Try to read this! fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatned...

Connection between language and how we think and behave

There is a connection between language and how we think and behave! [Navigation and Pormpuraawans] In Pormpuraaw, an Australian Aboriginal community, you wouldn’t refer to an object as on your “left” or “right,” but...