How many words do you know in your native language?
10,000? 20,000? 100,000?
According to experts, an individual typically knows 15,000-20,000 word families in their native language.
But in reality, native speakers don’t use the vast majority of these words. …
Several years ago, I moved from the United States to Australia.
When I met my now-husband who’s a born and bred Aussie, I quickly learned that the differences between American English and Australian English can feel like night and day …
Imagine you are invited for dinner at a friend’s house.
Everything is incredibly tasty, and your gracious host is asking you whether you would like another helping of her famous borscht.
Nothing would make her happier than hearing you …
Feeling quizzical about quizzes?
Feeling testy about tests?
Not sure what answering questions and filling in blanks can do for you?
Let alone your grasp of the Russian language?
As either an evaluation of skills or a learning method, …
“I’m sorry, so sorry, that I was such a fool!”
In 1960, 15-year-old American singer Brenda Lee reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her hit song “I’m Sorry.”
Everyone knows that saying sorry isn’t …
They pick you up when you’re down.
They celebrate your successes.
They pretend to not notice when you trip over your tongue (or they laugh so hard that they cry).
Family is likely one of the most important things …
“Bigger is better!”
Is it really, though?
Let’s try a different approach.
“It’s the little things that matter most.”
Which saying do you relate to most?
Maybe you know someone who likes to use long, impressive-sounding words. Do those words …