background preloader - A universal etymology dictionary - A universal etymology dictionary - A universal etymology dictionary is an etymology dictionary for all languages. Its purpose is to tell you the etymology of every word of every language, going as far as it is currently known by science and showing it in a simple and clean graphical interface. But it also tries to be more than a simple etymological dictionary: it wants to show you for each word the relationships with the other words in its language and beyond: it will show the words which were derived from it in any language and even cognates in other languages. While mydictionary strives to encompass all languages, it started by having more words in some European languages, including English, Latin, French, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, German, Romanian and other.

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European Maps Showing Origins Of Common Words U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going." That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of cultural commentary on Europe.

Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa Este site utiliza cookies. Ao continuar no site está a consentir a sua utilização. Saiba mais... Definições FASTEN SEAT BELTS 2 - Travel by Continent - Europe Fasten Seat Belts, a light hearted guide to avoid misunderstandings while travelling. An innovative way to learn languages and pick up cultural tips. Travel by Continent / Europe What Languages Are the Hardest to Learn? 1036 26ShareNew There's a reason why most American students start with French or Spanish as a second language. These romance languages are somewhat similar to English and require (relatively) less time to learn than most. Using information from the Foreign Service Institute, this infographic from Voxy categorizes 23 languages by the level of difficulty.

Scientists say the ways humans describe nature transcends culture and geography Kampala, Uganda At a bustling Kampala market, Desire Karakire listens to a group of young men express their frustrations over the state of their country. Like most of their peers, they’re underemployed and extremely poor—and they feel the only way the situation will change is through violent revolution. “Leadership involves blood,” says Richard Ssenyoga, 23. Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe « Etymologikon™ Posted by Teresa Elms on 4 March 2008 This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers for that language. Circles of the same color belong to the same language group.

What's the best way to teach languages? Alex Rawlings was a language teacher's dream. He fell in love with languages when he was eight and learnt Greek, then German, then Dutch. Now, an undergraduate at Oxford, he is the UK's most multi-lingual student, speaking 11 languages. 8 Practical Ways to Learn All the Foreign Language Vocabulary Needed for Conversational Fluency Did you know that 1,000 words can get you a long, long way in a foreign language? It might not seem that easy when you’re looking at the raw numbers. The Oxford English Dictionary includes more than 170,000 English word entries. How to identify any language at a glance Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Thanks to globalization, it's very likely that at some point you've found yourself faced with a line of text written in a language you couldn't quite identify.

Explicit cookie consent JOHNSON is a fan of the Freakonomics books and columns. But this week’s podcast makes me wonder if the team of Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt aren’t overstretching themselves a bit. “Is learning a foreign language really worth it?” How to quickly learn declensions and conjugations I’m definitely a weirdo. I enjoy learning grammar! Declensions, conjugations, possessive pronouns. I love them all! And there is a good reason for that! They are simply one of the easiest things to learn in most languages!

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