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What sound does a French duck make? (Or onomatopoeia in different languages)

 

Hearing is important for humans to understand the world around them and it lies in our nature to want to describe what we…

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English words of French origin have two possible plural forms: the original French plural and an English one...

Palabra del día libretto
Pronunciación: lɪˈbrɛtəʊ
noun
the text of an opera…

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Cita de la semana

“Fantasy is like jam: you have to spread it on a solid piece of bread.”

Italo Calvino

(1923–85)

Italian novelist and short story writer

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Infographic: words for peace around the world

 

Amidst all the holiday shopping frenzy, it can be easy to forget the true values of Christmas: joy, love, and, perhaps most…