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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

The traveller, then and now

The other day I was in Munich. Nothing too unusual about that; it is not far from Switzerland where I live. But it was an unusual experience, because I had been there forty years before and never since. 302 more words


Development Summer School in Bochum

Just to clarify, our “Summer School” didn’t really take place in the summer. Instead, it’s a period where the two groups from our International Development Management program, including those based out of Bochum and Cape Town, get together to do some workshops, trips and courses. 369 more words

International Development

Chinese in the Eyes of a Foreigner

All in all, learners of the Chinese languages are all angels who had to guess ten times before getting the meaning of one sentence in their previous lives!!!!! 9 more words