Category Archives: Languages

日本鬼子

「日本鬼子」(Japan-devils) is a Chinese racial slur for the Japanese. Leave it to the Japanese to take the insult and make fun of it by turning it into a もえ (cartoon character representing something). That sequence of Chinese characters can be … Continue reading

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Ἀνατέλλω

Every once in a while when translating, a word catches my fancy. This one is evocative in its imagery and versatility. The ancient Greek word ἀνατέλλω means something coming up and out of something else. It is very versatile, able … Continue reading

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French Pronominal Verbs

All French pronominal verbs use être instead of avoir as their auxiliary verb. Continue reading

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L’accentuation des Majuscules en Français

La grammaire est différente aujourd’hui. Continue reading

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Handy Japanese Web Site Dictionary Tool

Rikaichan is an indispensable Firefox tool for reading Japanese web sites. Dictionary definitions pop up by hovering the mouse over text. Continue reading

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Daddy Brush

Goldilocks made it to the sitting room, dining room, and bed room, but didn’t make it to the art room. Like this:Like Loading…

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Why Do I Like to Learn Languages?

A few paragraphs on why I learn languages. Continue reading

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