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Why the Terms of Trophy Wife and Gold-Digger are Useful to Describe Women

There are some of the most persistent stereotypes about women. Trophy Wife and Gold-Digger are two of them. People, especially men like using them to describe women. 1,096 more words

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural self-awareness

As some of you may now (well, none of you), I come from a far, far land called Macedonia. Before you ask, Google it.

In order to present myself, I will just past an assignment I was given in class today. 730 more words

Geert Hofstede

How to Pretend to be Fluent in Norwegian

Becoming fluent in Norwegian is a long and bumpy path, full of “YEAAAHHHH I am so good at this” and “Oh my God I will never make it” moments. 1,106 more words

Blog Of Norway

clwoelk reblogged this on Language for Peace Forum and commented:

Even if it's not Norwegian you're learning, many language learners could relate to this writer's experience of "faking it till you make it," which is actually a very effective language acquisition strategy! This includes useful tips such as repeating certain listening phrases to keep the conversation going and chatting with elderly people in your community who have lots of time and stories to share. Perhaps this is a good example too of how language learning is truly a relational journey, best experienced in the context of community.

The Brazilian Yes

how many “no”s make a “yes”?

one -

most definitely

two -

almost certainly


now that could go either way

in brazil


Book 22: Translating Lives

Translating Lives
Living with Two Languages and Cultures
Edited by Mary Besemeres and Anna Wierzbicka

Published in 2007 by University of Queensland Press: St Lucia, Queensland, Australia. 1,238 more words


Are Emoji the Newest World Language?

How many languages are there in the world? Do you know just how many have died off? Or will go extinct soon? How about this: do you know how to rescue those that are endangered? 650 more words

Cultural Detective

“Where are you from?” - a short speech about third culture kids

When I meet new people I’m frequently asked, “Where are you from?” It’s a fairly straightforward question, isn’t it?

Well… for someone like me, it’s almost impossible to give an honest answer without reciting my life-story, which can be quite awkward. 1,109 more words

Writing Excercise