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This group is for anyone with an interest in languages. Feel free to post and converse in or about any language you like, and to post links to articles about language or to interesting reading material that you think might suit learners of languages who want to move beyond the .. Read more

This group is for anyone with an interest in languages. Feel free to post and converse in or about any language you like, and to post links to articles about language or to interesting reading material that you think might suit learners of languages who want to move beyond the .. Read more

Posts Tagged "culture" By David_Cooper (15) Posts by anyone

Shared from Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 9, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by anglophone
Of cultural appropriation ... I get peeved when people complain about cultural appropriation. They me strike as being precious about their culture and they obviously feel threatened by other people finding value in their culture. But let's apply ...
2 comments
Languages and Linguistics
Jun 13, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Jetty
Not like it matters really, but can I ask a silly question? “Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence,” wrote that connoisseur of wit, Oscar Wilde. Why is it that very often only the first half "sarcasm is the ...
2 comments
Languages and Linguistics
Aug 7, 2019Aug 2019

Posted by SKH78
In English we say "I am hungry" ... in Spanish "I have hunger" ... in some African languages "Hunger is killing me." Interesting how culture impact how we express our needs.
4 comments
Languages and Linguistics
Jan 18, 2019Jan 2019

Posted by Garbonza
I have been corresponding with a very nice Colombian woman for several years. She is almost 50, never been married, has no kids and recently completed a university course there in town planning. I am a decade older. While I have tried to pick up some...
3 comments
Languages and Linguistics
Jul 13, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by Alex6285
I am an Arabic language teacher at a major university in Detroit, the idea that the Arabic language is so hard is wrong, try to learn it if you are looking for a culture journey I am willing to tutoring. Learning a language is a gate to understand ...
8 comments
Languages and Linguistics
Jun 20, 2018Jun 2018

Posted by VuDuChld
I'm new to the group. Been trying for years to learn Japanese. Took my first martial arts class as a P.E. requirement my first year in college & fell in love with the language & culture. Would love to travel there. Now living in WV, near state ...
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Posted by David_CooperBrazil's native language groups

Posted by David_CooperI like language maps - if you find any, please share them here.

Posted by JettyWhen a word has more than one meaning. 🤣

Posted by David_CooperTest your French

Posted by JettyIneptocracy

Posted by JettyI wonder if this works in any other language, though, in Chinese, for example.

Posted by JettyWait! You don't pronounce the L?! 😂

Posted by David_CooperI've often seen these in English, but doubtless the rest of the world does them too.

Posted by David_CooperShrödinger's cat

Posted by misternatureboyAnybody else using Duolingo to study another language? Estoy estudiando español.

Posted by EquusDanceJust read a fascinating article on the origins of language.

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