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Words

8 articles
False friends: Spotting and avoiding common linguistic traps
4 min read 4 min

You’re reading a book in a foreign language that you’re trying to learn, and you spot a familiar wor...

12 French words with no English translation
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The French language is known as “poetic”, but what does that really mean? It might be that the Frenc...

10 (more) weird words in English
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There are over 171,000 words in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Wi...

12 expressions about spring from around the world
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This time of year soaks us with new beginnings, bird songs and chocolate bunnies. The Germans have n...

10 English slang terms you need to know in 2020
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With a new year comes a whole host of novel, oft-perplexing slang terms. Just as quickly as they fly...

12 most beautiful words in English
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English is a language with an unusual backstory, a fascinating history and a vocabulary that’s unriv...

13 important phrases to know in your second language
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Hallo zusammen! I’m a native English speaker and I’ve been trying to learn German. I’ve received loa...

7 British counties you probably can’t pronounce
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If you’ve spent time in the UK, you’ll know that we have a LOT of counties, which are the smaller re...