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1.3 countries; "I like/I don't like"; my favourite...

Cześć wszystkim! Welcome back to Painless Polish – a slight delay and a rather short post today but, believe me, an essential one.

Let’s hit it off with some countries – I haven’t included all 200 so if yours is missing from the list let me know! 1,717 more words



Last time I baked some red velvet cupcakes that got good reviews (not bad for a first timer) and last night I tried to bake something familiar – so familiar that it came from my childhood baking moments – my favorite – chocolate crinkles. 305 more words


Going Down?

The other day I was walking in town and I passed a billboard with some admonishments to passersby on how to stay healthy. One thing “fun” about Moldova is that a huge percentage of billboards are used by the government, governmental agencies, or foreign NGOs to broadcast helpful information. 1,095 more words


Verbal Nouns

While there is a gerund in English, each verb in Arabic has a verbal noun also called maṣdar, which may at times be translated as the gerund, infitive or a seperate noun in English. 77 more words


Derived Verbs, Forms I-X

In Arabic there are various derived forms of a verb, which follow ten basic patterns, called Forms I to X. In Form II the medial radical is dobled in the perfect, which means that a short vowel /a/ in written and pronounced between the first and second radical in the imperfect, the second vowel also changes from /a/ to /i/ in the imperfect. 198 more words


There is no conflict

It must be strange being one of those people who guard the armoured bank trucks. To have to drive around knowing that, in some small way, every person you meet is at least entertaining the idea of robbing you. 29 more words